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Cristina Garcia
Dreaming in Cuban


Original Airdate: May 22, 1993

 

About the Author

Cristina Garcia is a Cuban-born American journalist and novelist. After working for Time Magazine as a researcher, reporter and Miami bureau chief, she turned to writing fiction. Her first novel, "Dreaming in Cuban," received critical acclaim and was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has since published her novels "The Ag├╝ero Sisters" and "Monkey Hunting," and she has edited books of Cuban and other Latin American literature. Her fourth novel, "A Handbook to Luck," was released in 2007.

 

About this Book

"Dreaming in Cuban" the first novel written by author Cristina Garcia, and it was a finalist for the National Book Award. This novel moves between Cuba and the United States featuring three generations of a single family. The novel focuses particularly on Yelia del Pino, her daughters Lourdes and Felicia, and her granddaughter Pilar. While most of the novel is written in the third person, some sections are written in the first person, and letters are also included. The novel is not told in linear fashion; it moves between characters and jumps in time.

 


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Cristina Garcia's website

 


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