Summary: In New York, a father's worst nightmare arrives just before Christmas when Edward Ives learns his son Robert, 17, was murdered in the street for $10 by another teenager. The novel describes his coming to terms with his loss. By the author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Summary: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love is a contemporary American classic, a book that still captivates and inspires readers twenty years after its first publication. Now, in Beautiful Maria of My Soul, Oscar Hijuelos returns to this indelible story, to tell it from the point of view of its beloved heroine, Maria. She's the great Cuban beauty who stole musician Nestor Castillo's heart and broke it,...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2010
Summary: The first Latino novelist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Hijuelos (1951?2013) wrote rich and radiant novels that brought the Cuban American immigrant experience into the heart of American literature. "I marveled," recalls Juan Felipe Herrera, at "how meticulous he was and how deep he got into the lives of Latino and Cuban Americans in the United States." Hijuelos launched his career...
Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2022
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Summary: Chronicles the sojourn of journalist-explorer Henry Stanley; his wife, the painter Dorothy Tennant; and Mark Twain, Stanley's longtime friend, as they head for Cuba in search of Stanley's father.
Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2015
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Summary: Cesar and Nestor Castillo move to New York from Cuba in 1949 to form a mambo band, and eventually play on I Love Lucy.
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 1989