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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The World in Half (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Unknown Americans (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Divide (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Come Together, Fall Apart (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Currency Books

Me and Carlos (By: Tom Perrotta) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tomorrow Box (By: Curtis Sittenfeld) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer House (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crewelwork (By: Justin Torres) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rewards (By: Emma Cline) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simplexity (By: Kiley Reid) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Would Be Doing This Anyway (By: Jia Tolentino) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
If You Are Lonely and You Know It (By: Yiyun Li) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Cristina Henriquez
Cristina Henriquez’s birthplace is Newark, Delaware, where she was born in 1971 to a father of Panama origin and a New Jersey mother. She is a resident of Illinois. Cristina schooled in Delaware; she often vacationed in Panama—it inspired her books’ settings— where the language barrier reduced her active participation and made her more of an observer. Cristina appeals to her readers by writing relatable fictitious accounts of immigration.

For her undergraduate education; Cristina undertook English studies at the Weinberg College Center, Northwestern University, where she was in the class of 1999. Thereafter, she enrolled at the University of Iowa for a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Cristina’s short stories and essays have graced various publications, notably The New Yorker, The American Scholar, and the TriQuarterly. Cristina’s genres are both non-fiction and fiction. The sub-genres of her fiction include romance, young adult, and realism. Cristina’s literary agent is Julie Barer of The Book Group agency.

Christina Henriquez’s Literary Works
Cristina Henriquez has written standalone books. Her earliest notable works is an anthology, titled Come Together, Fall Apart¬¬¬¬—it began as one short story— whose first format is a 320-page hardcover edition that Riverhead Books released on April 6, 2006. Other formats: a 306-page paperback edition that was initially released on April 3, 2007 by Riverhead Books, which also released a 320-page Kindle edition in April 2007. Blackstone Audio, Inc. released its audiobook edition on May 14, 2019.

Come Together, Fall Apart is a compilation of eight stories that are fictionalized accounts of real events, including: the ordinary Panamanians’ welfare, hopes and desires at a time when their country was under the then Panamanian president Manuel Noriega-led dictatorial regime in the 1980s and the subsequent U.S. government’s military engagement in December 1989 that led to his toppling.

Cristina Henriquez’s first novel is titled The World in Half, whose earliest edition is a 332-page Kindle edition that Riverhead Books released on February 20, 2009. Also from Riverhead Booksare: a 320-page hardcover edition, dated April 2, 2009; and a 320-page paperback edition, dated February 2, 2010. There is a 281-page paperback edition, Italian version Il mondo a meta that Fazi released in 2010; and a 221-page Kindle edition, Italian version Il mondo a meta that Fazi released on December 18, 2013.

The World in Half’s protagonist is Miraflores, the daughter of a yet-to-be-identified Panamanian father and her former expatriate American mother who is battling dementia. Miraflores’ desire to get closure prompts her to secretly trace her paternal roots in Panama; in her identity achievement-inspired sojourn, she falls for her local guide Danilo in a cyclic love relationship.

Cristina is also the author of The Book of Unknown Americans¬¬ that also began as a short story. Its earliest format is a 286-page hardcover edition, and a 304-page Kindle edition, that Knopf released on June 3, 2014. Other formats: a 286-page paperback edition that Vintage released on March 3, 2015; a 9-hour-long audiobook that Random House Audio released on June 3, 2014; a 304-page paperback edition, Spanish version El libro de los americanos desconocidos that Vintage released on June 3, 2014.

Both 304-page hardcover and Kindle editions that Bond Street Books released on June 3, 2014; a 304-page Kindle and paperback editions that Canongate Books released on June 5, 2014; a 320-page paperback edition and a 259-page Kindle edition whose Italian versions Anche noi l’America that NN Editore released on March 17, 2016; a 419-page hardcover edition that Thorndike Press released on December 24, 2014; a 320-page paperback edition from Anchor Canada, dated March 3, 2015; a 277-page hardcover edition, Spanish version that Malpaso released in April 2015.

Both 288-page paperback and Kindle editions whose Dutch versions De onbekenden Cargo released on November 2015; a 282-page paperback edition whose Persian version بی‌سرزمین that Moss published in 2019; and a 285-page ebook Hebrew version אלמונים באמריקה that Meters published in 2015.

The Book of Unknown Americans¬¬ is about Latin American immigrants whose close-knit inter-country Delaware neighborhood has a mutual understanding, one of which results in a love relationship between Mexican teenage girl Maribel and Panamanian teenage boy Mayor Toro.

Cristina Henriquez is the writer of the short story titled Everything Is Far from Here, which The New Yorker initially published in July 17, 2017. Storyline: its fictitious story shows the family separation, psychological, physical, and physiological problems that U.S.-bound immigrants encounter.

Cristina is the author of The Summer House whose 22-page Kindle edition is dated February 25, 2021, which is also the release date of its one-hour-long audiobook from Brilliance Audio. Storyline: it is about handyman Alberto whose hitherto professional relationship with his rich employer Don Antonio is put to test, following the worker’s personal involvement in his employer’s broken-hearted spouse Lola.

Awards won by Christina Henriquez
Christina Henriquez has won several literary awards over the years, including the following notable prizes. For example, her 2014 book The Book of Unknown Americans was a runner-up in the Humanities & Social Sciences category of the 2015 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Also, The Book of Unknown Americans: was in the long-list of the Andrew Carnegie Medal; declared a Notable Book for the year 2014 in both the Washington Post and New York Times; nominated in the Fiction category of the Choice Awards 2014; and was the 2014 Novel of the Year, according to the Daily Beast website.

Other books you may like.
People who read Christina Henriquez’s works also liked these books. Karla Cornejo Villavicencio’s March 2020 book The Undocumented Americans is about illegal immigrants whose fear of deportation prevents them from seeking social services.

In Yaa Gyasi’s September 2020 novel Transcendent Kingdom; a West African immigrant, medical student Gifty’s behavioral studies have been inspired by her family’s tragedies, including her brother’s opioid medication-related death and her parent’s suicidal thoughts.

Angie Cruz’s September 2019 novel Dominicana is about Dominican teenager girl Ana Cancion whose marriage of convenience to New York resident Juan Ruiz is her family’s hope; she relocates to the U.S., where the teenage housewife is entangled with her young brother-in-law Cesar.

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