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Cristina García


Cuba (b.1958)

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 California's Napa Valley with her daughter and husband.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
 
Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1992) : Dreaming in Cuban


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Micheline Aharonian Marcom
"A new work of obsession, tragedy, and the unpredictable trajectories of the heart."
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Amigoland (2009)
Oscar Cásares
"By turns hilarious and heartbreaking... Think Sunshine Boys go south of the border, but funnier... and infinitely more poignant."
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If I Bring You Roses (2011)
Marisel Vera
"A richly told tale of obsessive love... deeply sensuous and mysterious."
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Salt Houses (2017)
Hala Alyan
"A striking debut of the disruptions and dispersals of exile, Salt Houses is a heartfelt portrait of the Palestinian diaspora. Powerful, lyrical, and deftly layered with multiple voices, Hala Alyan has done the near impossible: illuminated a half-century of wrenching history with great intimacy."
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Death Comes in through the Kitchen (2018)
(Havana Mystery, book 1)
Teresa Dovalpage
"A lively murder mystery with a Cuban culinary twist. Teresa Dovalpage brings Havana--with its rampant shortages, schemes, and sensuality--to vivid life. Studded with food blogs by a murdered Cuban chef and the efforts of her hapless American fiancé, this is a dark comedy bursting with cultural history and recipes."
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The President and the Frog (2021)
Carolina De Robertis
"A work of stunning insight and beauty, The President and the Frog is a song of hope in despairing times, a meditation on freedom and survival, on the quiet exultations of the ordinary (think Neruda's Odes to Common Things). A luminous, opulent, and unforgettable novel."

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