“An exquisite and profound novel of love, longing, and the resilience of the human spirit.”
- Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Devil in the Grove
“A triumph of storytelling.”
- Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
“Wonderful. If most novels, or at least most good ones, are songs, then this is a choir…. Warm, wise, and unfailingly generous.”
-Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Brief History of the Dead and The Illumination
“Powerful . . . Henríquez gives us unforgettable characters whose resilience yields a most unexpected kind of beauty.”
- Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being
“Distinctively compassionate and original…. Extraordinary.”
- Heidi Julavits, author of The Vanishers
“Unforgettable: an important story about family, community and identity, told with elegance and compassion.”
- Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins
The Book of Unknown Americans is a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection.
…The Book of Unknown Americans is one of 9 new books that would make a great movie.
The Book of Unknown Americans is the Book of the Week at the O Magazine (Oprah Magazine) website.
Amazon chooses The Book of Unknown Americans as their #1 pick for the best fiction title of 2014 (so far).
A nice review in USA Today. “[T]hrough Henríquez’s unadorned prose, these immigrants’ struggles ring clear, their voices rising above that din of political debate.”
The Book of Unknown Americans gets a great review from Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times.