Book List:10 titles
  • It's 1949. Two young Cuban musicians make their way up from Havana to the grand stage of New York. It is the era of the mambo, and Castillo brothers, workers by day, become by night stars of the dance halls, where their orchestra plays the lush, sens...


  • This debut novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, bears all the hallmarks of Hijuelos's later work-exuberance, passion, honesty, and humor. Filled with the sights and sounds of Cuba's Oriente province and Ne...


  • A family heritage follows the lives of a photographer father, an aristocratic mother, their youngest child and only son, and fourteen daughters. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mambo King Sings Songs of Love. Reprint....


  • Mr. Ives has a successful career in advertising, a wife and two children, and believes he has achieved the typical American dream. But that is shattered when his son Robert, who is studying for the priesthood, is killed at Christmas. Overwhelmed by g...


  • Oscar Hijuelos vividly brings to life the joys, desires, and disappointment of American life witnessed through the experience of a formerly prosperous Cuban migr named Lydia Espana--now a cleaning woman in New York. In magnetic prose, he juxtaposes L...


  • It is 1947, and Israel Levis, a Cuban composer whose life had once been a dream of music, love, and sadness, returns to Cuba after being mistakenly imprisoned during the Nazi occupation of France.When Levis arrives back in Habana, his mind returns to...


  • He didn't say good-bye. He didn't leave a phone number. And he didn't plan on coming back - ever. In Wisconsin, Rico could blend in. His light hair and lighter skin wouldn't make him the "dark dude" or the punching bag for the whole neighborhood....


  • In Beautiful Maria of My Soul, Oscar Hijuelos returns to the passionate tale he began twenty years ago in The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. Maria is the great Cuban beauty who stole musician Nestor Castillo’s heart and broke it, inspiring him...


  • After buying a used copy of A Spaniard in the Works on an October evening in 1980, Victor Mercado, a twenty-seven-year old clerk, had a chance encounter that would change his outlook forever: he met the book's author, John Lennon. It happened so quic...






  • TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos, is a luminous work of fiction inspired by the long friendship between two towering figures of the late nineteenth century, famed writer and humorist Mark Twain and legen...