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America's Dream: Novel, A by [Esmeralda Santiago]

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America's Dream: Novel, A Reissue Edition, Kindle Edition

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América Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don't look her In the eye. Her alcoholic mother resents her; her married boyfriend, Correa, beats her; and their fourteen-year-old daughter thinks life would be better anywhere but with América. So when América is offered the chance to work as alive-in housekeeper and nanny for a family in Westchester County, New York, she takes it as a sign that a door to escape has been opened. Yet even as América revels in the comparative luxury of her new life, daring to care about a man other than Correa, she is faced with dramatic proof that no matter what she does, she can't get away from her past.

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Esmeralda Santiago is the author of three groundbreaking memoirs: When I was Puerto Rican, Almost a Woman (which she adapted into a Peabody Award–winning movie for PBS Masterpiece), and The Turkish Lover. Her fiction includes the novels América's Dream (also made into a film) and Conquistadora, and a children's book, A Doll for Navidades. Esmeralda is passionate about the artistic development of young people and has traveled the world as a public speaker encouraging literacy, memoir writing, and storytelling. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000QTE9V6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins e-books; Reissue edition (October 13, 2009)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 13, 2009
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3815 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 366 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0063074133
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Puerto Rico, my birthplace, my soul. I write about Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans on the island and away from it. My books have been translated into a dozen languages, bringing our stories, our lives, our history, to other parts of the world.

Puerto Rico, my patria, my alma. Escribo acerca de Puerto Rico y los puertorrriqueñxs en la isla y afuera. Mis libros se han traducido en una docena de idiomas, y traen nuestros cuentos, nuestras vidas, nuestra historia, a otras partes del mundo.

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