Cristina Henriquez


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Cristina Henríquez is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and one of Amazon’s Top 10 Books of the Year. It was the Daily Beast Novel of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, a Target Book of the Month selection, and was chosen one of the best books of the year by BookPage, Oprah.com, and School Library Journal. It was also longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Henriquez is also the author The World In Half (a novel), and Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection.

Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, The Atl
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Average rating: 3.88 · 36,307 ratings · 4,586 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Book of Unknown Americans

3.88 avg rating — 35,190 ratings — published 2014 — 33 editions
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The World in Half

3.69 avg rating — 727 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Come Together, Fall Apart

3.93 avg rating — 338 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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Everything Is Far from Here

3.85 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2017
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3.76 avg rating — 1,232 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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“We're the unknown Americans, the ones no one even wants to know, because they've been told they're supposed to be scared of us and because maybe if they did take the time to get to know us, they might realize that we're not that bad, maybe even that we're a lot like them. And who would they hate then?”
Cristina Henriquez, The Book of Unknown Americans

“I felt the way I often felt in this country - simultaneously conspicuous and invisible, like an oddity whom everyone noticed but chose to ignore”
Cristina Henriquez, The Book of Unknown Americans

“You shouldn't want to be like everyone else. Then you wouldn't be like you.”
Cristina Henriquez, The Book of Unknown Americans

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