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The book of unknown Americans

Author: Cristina Henríquez
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
Series: Thorndike Press large print core series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-story cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery -- the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes -- will not be easy. Every task seems to confront them with language, racial, and cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Large type books
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina Henríquez
ISBN: 9781410474322 1410474321
OCLC Number: 885092764
Description: 407 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print core series.
Responsibility: Cristina Henríquez.

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After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-story cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery -- the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes -- will not be easy. Every task seems to confront them with language, racial, and cultural obstacles. At Redwood also lives Mayor Toro, a high school sophomore whose family arrived from Panama fifteen years ago. Mayor sees in Maribel something others do not: that beyond her lovely face, and beneath the damage she's sustained, is a gentle, funny, and wise spirit. But as the two grow closer, violence casts a shadow over all their futures in America.

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