Book List:12 titles
  • Long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "Here in Berlin is one of the most interesting new works of fiction I've read . . . The voices are remarkably distinct, and even with their linguist...


  • Vivid and alive, Cristina García’s new novel transports readers to Cuba, to Miami, and into the heads of two larger-than-life men -- a fictionalized Fidel Castro and an octogenarian Cuban exile obsessed with seeking revenge against the dictator. I...


  • Pilar received two gifts for her birthday: a pair of dancing shoes, and a little white puppy, named Paco after her favorite uncle. Pilar loves Paco, even more than she loves dancing to the beat of her Tio Paco's drum. And Paco loves to dance with Pil...


  • Brought together each summer at a boarding school in Switzerland, three girls learn a lot more than just French and European culture. Shirin, an Iranian princess; Ingrid, a German-Canadian eccentric; and Vivien, a Cuban-Jewish New Yorker culinary phe...


  • National Book Award finalist Cristina Garca delivers a powerful and gorgeous novel about the intertwining lives of the denizens of a luxurious hotel in an unnamed Central American capital in the midst of political turmoil. The lives of six men and w...


  • Because Yumi RuÍz-Hirsch has grandparents from Japan, Cuba, and Brooklyn, her mother calls her a poster child for the twenty-first century. Yumi would laugh if only her life wasn't getting as complicated as her heritage. All of a sudden she's starti...


  • Late 1960s. We meet three children: Enrique Florit, from Cuba, living in southern California with his flamboyant magician father . . . Marta Claros, getting by in the slums of San Salvador, forced to leave school to help support her family, her belov...


  • 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...


  • In this deeply stirring novel, acclaimed author Cristina Garcia follows one extraordinary family through tour generation& from China to Cuba to America. Wonderfully evocative of time and place, rendered in the lyrical prose that is Garcia's hallmark,...






  • Imagine a world where magic is commonplace and your god's existence absolute. Snatched from England by a mysterious "rip of light," Allison McNeal found that world, bestowed with legendary mage powers to fulfill a prophecy where a single decision wil...


  • 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 ...


  • “Impressive . . . [Cristina García’s] story is about three generations of Cuban women and their separate responses to the revolution. Her special feat is to tell it in a style as warm and gentle as the ‘sustaining aromas of vanilla and almond,...