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Cristina García

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Cristina García was born in Havana and grew up in New York City. Her first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was nominated for a National Book Award and has been widely translated. Ms. García has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, and the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award. She lives in Los Angeles with her daughter.

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The Aguero Sisters

Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 20, 1998
Price: $15.00

Reina and Constancia Agüero are Cuban sisters who have been estranged for thirty years. Reina--tall, darkly beautiful, and magnetically sexual--still lives in her homeland. Once a devoted daughter of la revolución, she now basks in the glow of her many admiring suitors, believing only in what she can grasp with her... Read more >
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The Aguero Sisters

Written by Cristina García


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Bordering Fires
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature
Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $13.95

As the descendants of Mexican immigrants have settled throughout the United States, a great literature has emerged, but its correspondances with the literature of Mexico have gone largely unobserved. In Bordering Fires, the first anthology to combine writing from both sides of the Mexican-U.S. border, Cristina García presents a richly diverse... Read more >

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Cubanisimo!
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature
Edited by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2003
Price: $14.00

For Cubans, there is nothing more fundamental than music, says Cristina García. No matter what their political persuasion, whether they live in Havana or New York, Miami or Mexico city, Cubans share a sense of their identity through a music that is known throughout the world. Cuban literature is as distinctive... Read more >

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Dreaming in Cuban

Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 10, 1993
Price: $15.00

Here is the dreamy and bittersweet story of a family divided by politics and geography by the Cuban revolution. It is the family story of Celia del Pino, and her husband, daughter and grandchildren, from the mid-1930s to 1980. Celia's story mirrors the magical realism of Cuba itself, a country of... Read more >
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Dreaming in Cuban

Written by Cristina García


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $11.99

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A Handbook to Luck

Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $13.95

In the late 60s, three teenagers from around the globe are making their way in the world: Enrique Florit, from Cuba, living in southern California with his flamboyant magician father; Marta Claros, getting by in the slums of San Salvador; Leila Rezvani, a well-to-do surgeon's daughter in Tehran. We follow them... Read more >
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A Handbook to Luck

Written by Cristina García


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Las caras de la suerte

Written by Cristina García
Translated by Liliana Valenzuela


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $15.95

A fines de los años sesenta, tres adolescentes de varios rincones del planeta tratan de encontrar su lugar en el mundo: el cubano Enrique Florit, que vive en el sur de California con su padre, un mago extravagante; Marta Claros, que se las arregla para subsistir en un tugurio de San... Read more >
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Las caras de la suerte

Written by Cristina García
Translated by Liliana Valenzuela


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Las hermanas Agüero
Una Novela
Written by Cristina García
Translated by Alan West


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: December 7, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Las hermanas Agüero
Una Novela
Written by Cristina García
Translated by Alan West


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: June 8, 1997
Price: $16.95

When Cristina García's first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was published in 1992, The New York Times called the author "a magical new writer...completely original." The book was nominated for a National Book Award, and reviewers everywhere praised it for the richness of its prose, the vivid drama of the narrative, and... Read more >
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Monkey Hunting

Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $15.00

Monkey Hunting follows one family from China to Cuba to America in an emotionally resonant tale of immigration, assimilation, and the powerful integrity of self.

In 1857, when Chen Pan signs a contract that will take him from China “beyond the edge of the world to Cuba,” he has no idea that... Read more >
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Monkey Hunting

Written by Cristina García


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Sonar en Cubano

Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 6, 1994
Price: $14.95

Translated by Marisol Pales.

Here is the dreamy and bittersweet story of a family divided by politics and geography by the Cuban revolution. It is the family story of Celia del Pino, and her husband, daughter and grandchildren, from the mid-1930s to 1980. Celia's story mirrors the magical realism of Cuba itself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Sonar en Cubano

Written by Cristina García


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Voces sin fronteras
Antologia Vintage Espanol de literatura mexicana y chicana contemporánea
Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $16.00

As the daughters and sons and grandchildren of Mexican immigrants spread through the United States, more and more of the country is acquiring a Spanish accent. And in Mexico there are very few families that don't have connections en el otro ladro, on the other side. The collisions and cross fertilization... Read more >
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Voces sin fronteras
Antologia Vintage Espanol de literatura mexicana y chicana contemporánea
Written by Cristina García


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

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