NCW Libraries and Wenatchee Valley College are partnering to host bestselling author Cristína Henríquez for a free, virtual program.

She will speak at 7 p.m. April 15. Register HERE.

Henriquez is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, an award-winning novel about the experiences of immigrants in America. The story takes place in a run-down apartment building in Delaware, home to nine families who arrived in the States from various South and Central American countries, each looking to better the lives of the next generation. 

The novel was a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, the Daily Beast Novel of the Year, an NPR Great Read, and chosen one of the best books of the year by Oprah, BookPage, and School Library Journal. It was also long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Henríquez is also the author of The World in Half (a novel), and Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection.

Here’s how you can reserve or check out one of her books in various formats with your library card:

This event is being offered through the Zoom digital platform.To participate, register here. Registrants will receive and email with the Zoom meeting information. During the event, attendees will hear from the author and then have an opportunity to submit questions through the chat feature for the author to answer live.

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