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García, Cristina 1958-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 314 publications in 11 languages and 14,052 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  History  Young adult works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.A66, 813.54
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Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García( Book )
76 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,037 libraries worldwide
A vivid and funny first novel about three generations of a Cuban family divided by conflicting loyalties over the Cuban revolution, set in the world of Havana in the 1970s and '80s and in an emigre neighborhood of Brooklyn. It is a story of immense charm about women and politics, women and witchcraft, women and their men
The Agüero sisters by Cristina García( Book )
59 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,152 libraries worldwide
The story of two Cuban sisters, one living in Cuba, the other in the United States. The novel is at once the tale of a family and of a country, the sisters representing the lot of Cubans who left and those who stayed. Eventually the sisters are re-united on U.S. soil. By the author of Dreaming in Cuban
Monkey hunting by Cristina García( Book )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,323 libraries worldwide
A saga of a Chinese-Cuban family begins in 1857, when Chen Pan signs a contract that takes him from China to Cuba and enslavement on a sugarcane plantation and follows him as he finds prosperity in Havana's Chinatown
A handbook to luck by Cristina García( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
The story of three children in the late sixties, Enrique, from Cuba living in California with his magician father, Marta in the slums of San Salvador who has to leave school to help support her family, and Leila from a wealthy family in Tehran. We follow them across the next twenty years from childhood to adulthood
Bordering fires : the vintage book of contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a literature ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 953 libraries worldwide
As the descendants of Mexican immigrants have settled throughout the United States, a great literature has emerged, but its correspondences with the literature of Mexico have gone largely unobserved. In this, the first anthology to combine writing from both sides of the Mexican-U.S. border, Cristina García presents a richly cross-cultural conversation. Beginning with Mexican masters such as Alfonso Reyes and Juan Rulfo, García highlights historic voices such as "the godfather of Chicano literature" Rudolfo Anaya, and Gloria Anzaldúa, who made a powerful case for language that reflects bicultural experience. From the fierce evocations of Chicano reality in Jimmy Santiago Baca's Poem IX to the breathtaking images of identity in Coral Bracho's poem "Fish of Fleeting Skin," this collection of fiction, essays, and poetry offers an new vantage point on our continent--and on the best of contemporary literature.--From publisher description
King of Cuba : a novel by Cristina García( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
A Fidel Castro-like octogenarian Cuban exile obsessively seeks revenge against the dictator
The lady matador's hotel : a novel by Cristina García( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 831 libraries worldwide
A novel about the intertwining lives of the denizens of a hotel in an unnamed Latin American country in the midst of political turmoil
Cubanisimo! : the Vintage Book of contemporary Cuban literature by Cristina García( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 683 libraries worldwide
"Cubanisimo! is the first book to gather Cuban stories, essays, poems, and novel excerpts in a single volume that summarizes the richness and depth of a great national literature. From the turn of the century to the present, from Havana to Miami, New York, Mexico City, Madrid, and beyond, the spirit and diversity of Cuban culture converge in one vibrant literary jam session. A brilliant introduction for readers who want to explore Cuban literature, as well as a collectible volume for those who love Cuba, Cubanisimo! is a celebration of Cuban culture from the island to its farthest-flung voices."--Jacket
Dreams of significant girls by Cristina García( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
In the 1970s, a teenaged Iranian princess, a German-Canadian girl, and a Cuban-Jewish girl from New York City become friends when they spend three summers at a Swiss boarding school
I wanna be your shoebox by Cristina García( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old, clarinet-playing, Southern California surfer, Yumi Ruiz-Hirsch, comes from a complex family--her father is Jewish-Japanese, her mother is Cuban, and her parents are divorced--and when her grandfather Saul is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Yumi asks him to tell her his life story, which helps her to understand her own history and identity
The dog who loved the moon by Cristina García( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
When her dog becomes lovesick for the moon, a young Cuban girl and her uncle call the moon down to give the dog a kiss, with surprising results
Voces sin fronteras : antología Vintage español de literatura mexicana y chicana contemporánea ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 272 libraries worldwide
A medida que los descendientes de inmigrantes mexicanos se han ido estableciendo por todo Estado Unidos, ha surgido una gran literatura, pero sus similaridades con la literatura de Mexico han pasado inadvertidas. En Voces Sin Fronteras, la primera antologia que combina la literatura de ambos lados de la frontera mexico-americana, Cristina Garcia nos presenta un dialogo intercultural de una rica diversidad
I wanna be your shoebox by Cristina García( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old, clarinet-playing, Southern California surfer, Yumi Ruiz-Hirsch, comes from a complex family--her father is Jewish-Japanese, her mother is Cuban, and her parents are divorced--and when her grandfather Saul is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Yumi asks him to tell her his life story, which helps her to understand her own history and identity
A handbook to luck by Cristina García( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
The story of three children in the late sixties, Enrique, from Cuba living in California with his magician father, Marta in the slums of San Salvador who has to leave school to help support her family, and Leila from a wealthy family in Tehran. We follow them across the next twenty years from childhood to adulthood
The lesser tragedy of death by Cristina García( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
"The highly anticipated debut poetry collection from the best-selling author of Dreaming in Cuban. In a collection of poems that is part biography, part dialogue, part history and part chorale, The Lesser Tragedy of Death aims to capture the ephemeral, brutal life of one unnamed "brother." His sister's voice provides the narrative thrust-probing, questioning, regretful-revisiting scenes from their past and arguing with her brother over the family legacy and her complicity in his demise. What happened that led this gentle, generous boy to a world of drugs, homelessness, and crime? What upheavals, personal and political, spun their lives in such radically different directions? Who bears responsibility? The sister tries to piece together their stories from discordant shards, hearsay, speculation, witnessing. Her reports are contested by the brother, corroborated by unreliable others, undermining the nature of inquiry itself."--
Cars of Cuba by Cristina García( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Francisco Solano López by Cristina García( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Monkey hunting by Cristina García( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
In 1857, when Chen Pan signs a contract that will take him from China beyond the edge of the world to Cuba, he has no idea that he will be enslaved on a sugarcane plantation ... or that he will eventually, miraculously, escape his bonds and embark on a prosperous life in Havana's Chinatown ... or that he will buy a mulatto woman out of slavery and take her into his home and heart ... or that he will end his long days in Havana, surrounded by children and grandchildren, as Cuban as he is Chinese. In a vivid tapestry of incident and feeling, Chen Pan's life story is interwoven with those of two of his descendants: his granddaughter, Chen Fang, born in China and raised as a boy so she could be educated, her life coming to its end in one of Mao's hellish prisons, and Domingo, Chen Pan's great-great-grandson, who, with his father, becomes an American citizen after Castro's revolution, only to lose his parent to the false promises of the American dream, and himself, finally, to the madness of wartime Vietnam. [This novel] illuminates a generations-long struggle toward a sense of true belonging.-Dust jacket
Bordering fires : the vintage book of contemporary Mexican and Chicana/o literature ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Circo : the life of a traveling circus : the photography of Norma I. Quintana by Norma I Quintana( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cristina García Amerikaans schrijfster
Cristina García mexikói írónő
García Bernal, Manuela Cristina 1958-
Garcia, Cristina
García, Cristina 1958-
Гарсия, Кристина
ガルシア, クリスティーナ
Languages
English (177)
Spanish (59)
Italian (12)
German (9)
Dutch (7)
French (4)
Catalan (4)
Danish (3)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (2)
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