Make your home among strangers: A Novel
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, winner of the International Latino Book Award for Best Latino-themed Fiction 2016, Longlisted for the 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.
Named a best book of the season by Cosmopolitan , Vanity Fair , Harper's Bazaar , Redbook , Bustle , NBC Latino and Men's Journal The arresting debut novel from award-winning writer Jennine Capó Crucet When Lizet-the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first in her family to graduate from high school-secretly applies and is accepted to an ultra-elite college, her parents are furious at her decision to leave Miami. Just weeks before she's set to start school, her parents divorce and her father sells her childhood home, leaving Lizet, her mother, and Leidy-Lizet's older sister, a brand-new single mom-without a steady income and scrambling for a place to live.
Amidst this turmoil, Lizet begins her first semester at Rawlings College, distracted by both the exciting and difficult moments of freshman year. But the privileged world of the campus feels utterly foreign, as does her new awareness of herself as a minority. Struggling both socially and academically, she returns to Miami for a surprise Thanksgiving visit, only to be overshadowed by the arrival of Ariel Hernandez, a young boy whose mother died fleeing with him from Cuba on a raft. The ensuing immigration battle puts Miami in a glaring spotlight, captivating the nation and entangling Lizet's entire family, especially her mother.
Pulled between life at college and the needs of those she loves, Lizet is faced with difficult decisions that will change her life forever. Urgent and mordantly funny, Make Your Home Among Strangers tells the moving story of a young woman torn between generational, cultural, and political forces; it's the new story of what it means to be American today.
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|author||Crucet, Jennine Capó.|
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|detailed_location_catalog||Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"When Lizet-the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first in her family to graduate from high school-secretly applies and is accepted to an ultra-elite college, her parents are furious at her decision to leave Miami. Just weeks before she's set to start school, her parents divorce and her father sells her childhood home, leaving Lizet, her mother, and Leidy-Lizet's older sister, a brand-new single mom-without a steady income and scrambling for a place to live ... Pulled between life at college and the needs of those she loves, Lizet is faced with difficult decisions that will change her life --|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000479482|Book|Books|First editon.|English|St. Martin's Press,|2015.|ix, 388 pages ; 25 cm., overdrive:855a1804-3848-43fc-a342-37dad6bd625e|eBook|eBook||English|St. Martin's Press|2015||
|subject_facet||College students -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Minorities in higher education -- Fiction|
|title_display||Make your home among strangers|
|title_full||Make Your Home Among Strangers A Novel, Make your home among strangers / Jennine Capó Crucet|
|title_short||Make your home among strangers|
|topic_facet||College students, Families, Fiction, Literature, Minorities in higher education|