Cristina Henríquez

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THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS

“Vivid…. Striking…. A ringing paean … to the love between man and wife, parent and child, outsider and newcomer, pilgrims and promised land.”

- Washington Post

“A triumph of storytelling.”

- Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

“Gripping, memorable…. A novel that can both make you think and break your heart.”

- San Francisco Chronicle

“A remarkable novel that every American should read.”

Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Distinctively compassionate and original…. Extraordinary.”

- Heidi Julavits, author of The Vanishers


News

March 1, 2015

The Book of Unknown Americans is Target’s Club Pick for March, featuring an edition with exclusive material.

January 20, 2015

Paul A. Reyes from NBC News talks to Cristina about The Book of Unknown Americans.

December 30, 2014

The Book of Unknown Americans is the 2014 Novel of the Year according to The Daily Beast.

December 2, 2014

The New York Times names The Book of Unknown Americans one of its 100 Notable Books of 2014.

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Recent Press

January 20, 2015 

Paul A. Reyes from NBC News talks to Cristina about The Book of Unknown Americans.

July 13, 2014 

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.”

 

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