Cristina García





Cristina García

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born
Havana, Cuba
gender
female

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influences
Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka


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After working for Time Magazine as a researcher, reporter, and Miami bureau chief, García turned to writing fiction. Her first novel, Dreaming in Cuban (1992), received critical acclaim and was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has since published her novels The Agüero Sisters (1997) and Monkey Hunting (2003), and has edited books of Cuban and other Latin American literature. Her fourth novel, A Handbook to Luck, was released in hardcover in 2007 and came out in paperback in April 2008.


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I was lucky enough to grow up speaking Spanish at home. It wasn't like I had a choice, at first. Although my mother had studied English back in Cuba, she could barely get around a supermarket or through a checkout stand without my help. Before I knew what the word meant, I was “code-switching”; translating meanings and nuances from one language to another. I took for granted the fact that I had... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.17 · 29,803 ratings · 1,441 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
Dreaming in Cuban
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 5,335 ratings — published 1992 — 24 editions
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The Agüero Sisters
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 879 ratings — published 1988 — 22 editions
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The Lady Matador's Hotel
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 580 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Monkey Hunting
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 423 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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Dreams of Significant Girls
3.16 of 5 stars 3.16 avg rating — 365 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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A Handbook to Luck
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 266 ratings — published 2007 — 14 editions
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King of Cuba
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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I Wanna Be Your Shoebox
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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The Lesser Tragedy of Death
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October 2009, Cristina García
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? CG: writing, chocolate, my daughter, music, salsa dancing, photography SS: What is your motto or maxim? CG: The weirder, the better What Readers want to know... SS: How would you descr..." ...More

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“Before you know it you'll be my age telling your own granddaughter the story of your life and you wanna make it an interesting one, don't you? You wanna be able to tell her some adventures, some excitements, some something. How you live your life, little one, is a gift for those who come after you, a kind of inheritance.”
Cristina García, I Wanna Be Your Shoebox

“You have to live in the world to say anything meaningful about it.”
Cristina García, Dreaming in Cuban

“Nobody is ready for death. If you ask Joe Blow on the street, he aint gonna tell you he thinks he'll live forever. But when the end is near you'll realize you've been believing that all along. It's like getting caught with your pants down. That's why you gotta live, little one. Yeah stop and smell them roses.”
Cristina García, I Wanna Be Your Shoebox

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