Thorndike Press

The Book of Unknown Americans

  • Cristina Henriquez
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1410474321
  • ISBN-13: 9781410474322
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 408 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2014

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Arturo and Alma Rivera have always lived in Mexico. Then their beautiful teenaged daughter‚ Maribel‚ sustains a terrible injury and may never be the same. Leaving everything behind‚ the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great resources‚ Maribel can get better. When Mayor Toro‚ who is from Panama‚ sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store‚ it is love at first sight — and the start of a friendship for the Rivera and Toro families.


Customer Reviews

"A compassionately imagined, gently comedic, and profoundly wrenching novel of big dreams and crushing reality, courageous love and unfathomable heartbreak."

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