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Good insights into Latino culture of the 60s. Written with a sense of humor, but more serious events of the times explained from her point of view. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Susan Snyder
A pampered young Cuban girl finds herself struggling to survive in a NYC tenement. Hijuelos captures the agony, the pleasures, the battles and the successes as she marries, has... Read morePublished on September 7, 2009 by Jean Sue Libkind
I really enjoyed the way this author painted a picture of a society girl from the good old days in Cuba who ends up in New York as a cleaning lady. Read morePublished on November 3, 2005 by L. Vega
Hijuelos has a way with his words that makes this book easy to read and enjoy.
The story is interesting and captivating. I really enjoyed his portrayal of Latin Americans.
Oscar Hijuelos writes of people with intense rich interior lives. These are people we admire for their emotional constancy and pity for their obsessions. Read morePublished on March 20, 2003 by Sanson Corrasco
Not that this isn't a good novel. But with its Cuban immigrants in New York, great writing and not much of a plot, this is a book that the author's already written a couple times... Read morePublished on February 20, 2002
This is a novel that could be turned into a dramatic and engaging movie along the lines of "Mambo Kings. Read morePublished on August 14, 2001 by Eve E.
I kept thinking I was missing something, so I would go back to it, but it never kept my attention, and I did not care about the characters. Quite a dissapointment. Read morePublished on March 3, 2000 by laura rubin