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El Libro de Los Americanos Desconocidos = The Book of the Unknown Americans
by Cristina Henríquez




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Dos familias cuyas esperanzas chocan con el destino. Y una extraordinaria novela que nos ofrece una poderosa y nueva definici n de lo que significa ser americano.

Arturo y Alma Rivera han vivido toda la vida en M xico. Un d a, Maribel, la hija a la que tanto quieren, sufre un grave accidente y la probabilidad de que se recupere completamente es poca. Dejando todo atr s, los Rivera emigran a los Estados Unidos con un solo sue o: que en este pa s de tantos recursos y oportunidades, Maribel se recupere.

Cuando Mayor Toro, cuya familia es de Panam , ve a Maribel en un Dollar Tree, es amor a primera vista. Tambi n es el principio de una amistad entre las familias Rivera y Toro, y de una red de culpa, amor y responsabilidad que es el n cleo de esta novela.

Intercalado en sus historias est n los testimonios de mujeres y hombres que han llegado a los Estados Unidos de todo Latino Am rica. Sus viajes y voces te inspirar n, y te partir n el coraz n.
Intrigante, ir nica e inmediata, humana y llena de esp ritu, El libro de los americanos desconocidos es una obra rebosante de fuerza y originalidad.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Illuminate s] the lives behind the current debates about Latino immigration. --The New York Times Book Review

When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it's not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Their love story sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved.

Here Henr quez seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers, and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. The Book of Unknown Americans is a stunning novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love--a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.

Named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, The Daily Beast's Novel of the Year, and a Mother Jones, Oprah.com, School Library Journal, and BookPage Best Book of the Year

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More About El Libro de Los Americanos Desconocidos = The Book of the Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

 
 
 

Overview

Dos familias cuyas esperanzas chocan con el destino. Y una extraordinaria novela que nos ofrece una poderosa y nueva definici n de lo que significa ser americano.

Arturo y Alma Rivera han vivido toda la vida en M xico. Un d a, Maribel, la hija a la que tanto quieren, sufre un grave accidente y la probabilidad de que se recupere completamente es poca. Dejando todo atr s, los Rivera emigran a los Estados Unidos con un solo sue o: que en este pa s de tantos recursos y oportunidades, Maribel se recupere.

Cuando Mayor Toro, cuya familia es de Panam , ve a Maribel en un Dollar Tree, es amor a primera vista. Tambi n es el principio de una amistad entre las familias Rivera y Toro, y de una red de culpa, amor y responsabilidad que es el n cleo de esta novela.

Intercalado en sus historias est n los testimonios de mujeres y hombres que han llegado a los Estados Unidos de todo Latino Am rica. Sus viajes y voces te inspirar n, y te partir n el coraz n.
Intrigante, ir nica e inmediata, humana y llena de esp ritu, El libro de los americanos desconocidos es una obra rebosante de fuerza y originalidad.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Illuminate s] the lives behind the current debates about Latino immigration. --The New York Times Book Review

When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it's not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Their love story sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved.

Here Henr quez seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers, and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. The Book of Unknown Americans is a stunning novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love--a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.

Named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, The Daily Beast's Novel of the Year, and a Mother Jones, Oprah.com, School Library Journal, and BookPage Best Book of the Year

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780345806413
  • ISBN-10: 0345806417
  • Publisher: Vintage Espanol
  • Publish Date: June 2014
  • Page Count: 289
  • Dimensions: 8.17 x 5.23 x 0.67 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds


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