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Cristina García

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
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | April 1998
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-40651-4 (0-345-40651-6)

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

Bordering Fires
Written by Cristina García
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2006
$13.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7718-2 (1-4000-7718-4)

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 Garc’a presents a richly diverse... Read more

Edited by Cristina García
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$14.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-72137-0 (0-385-72137-4)

¡Cubanísimo! is the first book to gather Cuban stories, essays, poems and novel excerpts in one volume that summarizes the richness and depth of a great national literature. From the turn of the century to the present, from Havana to Miami, New York, Mexico City, Madrid and beyond, the spirit and... Read more

Dreaming in Cuban
Written by Cristina García
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | February 1993
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-38143-9 (0-345-38143-2)

"Remarkable...An intricate weaving of dramatic events with the supernatural and the cosmic...Evocative and lush...A rich and haunting narrative, an excellent new voice in contemporary fiction."
Now available in a Spanish language edition from Ballantine Books.
Here is the dreamy and bittersweet story of a family divided by politics and geography by... Read more

A Handbook to Luck
Written by Cristina García
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2008
$13.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27680-3 (0-307-27680-5)

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

Las caras de la suerte
Written by Cristina García, Translated by Liliana Valenzuela
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | April 2008
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27681-0 (0-307-27681-3)

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

Las hermanas Agüero
Written by Cristina García, Translated by Alan West
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | June 1997
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-78145-5 (0-679-78145-5)

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

Monkey Hunting
Written by Cristina García
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | April 2004
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-46610-5 (0-345-46610-1)

In this deeply stirring novel, acclaimed author Cristina García follows one extraordinary family through four generations, from China to Cuba to America. Wonderfully evocative of time and place, rendered in the lyrical prose that is García’s hallmark, Monkey Hunting is an emotionally resonant tale of immigration, assimilation, and the prevailing integrity... Read more

Sonar en Cubano
Written by Cristina García
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1994
$14.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-39139-1 (0-345-39139-X)

"Deslumbrante...Extraordinaria...García se revela como una nueva escritora m gica...Poderosa, visionaria...Totalmente original."
--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"MARAVILLOSA...UNA NOVELA JOYA... La novela Soñar en cubano est escrita maravillosamente en un lenguaje que es sucesivamente l nguido y sensual, brusco y sorprendente. Como el lenguaje cristalino de Louise Erdrich, destilado de im... Read more

Voces sin fronteras
Written by Cristina García
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7719-9 (1-4000-7719-2)

A medida que los descendientes de inmigrantes mexicanos se han ido estableciendo por todo Estados Unidos, ha surgido una gran literatura, pero sus similaridades con la literatura de México han pasado inadvertidas. En Voces sin fronteras, la primera antología que combina la literatura de ambos lados de la frontera méxico-americana, Cristina... Read more