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Make Your Home Among Strangers

(2015)
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Lizet, a daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first in her family to graduate from high school, secretly applies and is accepted to an ultra-elite college. Her parents are furious at her decision to leave Miami, and amid a painful divorce, her father sells her childhood home, leaving Lizet, her mother, and older sister, a newly single mom, without a steady income and scrambling for a place to live. Amid this turmoil, Lizet begins college, but the privileged world of the campus feels utterly foreign to her, as does her new awareness of herself as a minority. Struggling both socially and academically, she returns home for a Thanksgiving visit only to be overshadowed by the arrival of Ariel Hernandez, a young boy whose mother died fleeing with him from Cuba on a raft. The ensuing immigration battle puts Miami in a glaring spotlight, captivating the nation and entangling Lizet's entire family. Pulled between life at college and the needs of those she loves, Lizet is faced with hard decisions that will change her life forever. Her urgent, mordantly funny voice leaps off the page to tell this moving story of a young woman torn between generational, cultural, and political forces; it's the new story of what it means to be American today.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel
Author(s): Jennine Capo Crucet
ISBN: 1-250-05966-6 / 978-1-250-05966-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel
Author(s): Jennine Capo Crucet
ISBN: 1-250-09455-0 / 978-1-250-09455-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Make Your Home Among Strangers
Author(s): Jennine Capo Crucet
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel
Author(s): Jennine Capo Crucet
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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