Celebrate the power of books to create a stronger community by attending the 2016 Everybody Reads event with Cristina Henríquez.
In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall as the culminating event of the 14th annual community reading project on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Henríquez’s novel explores the lives of two families who have come to the United States from Mexico and Panama, as well as the experiences of men and women who have immigrated from all over Latin America, as they pursue different versions of the American Dream. The Book of Unknown Americans was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of 2014, one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2014, the Daily Beast’s Novel of the Year, one of The Washington Post’s top 50 fiction books, and an NPR Great Read, among other accolades. Henríquez’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous distinguished publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine.