Cristina Henríquez

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THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS

“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


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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