Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel

Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel

by Jennine Capó Crucet


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ISBN-13: 9781250094551
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 59,171
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET is the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers and a story collection, How to Leave Hialeah, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, John Gardner Book Prize, Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, and named a Best Book of the Year by the Miami Herald and the Latinidad List. A PEN/O. Henry Prize winner and Bread Loaf Fellow, she was a Picador Guest Professor at the University of Leipzig, Germany. She was raised in Miami and is currently assistant professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, entertaining novel of a Cuban family in Miami. ~*~LEB~*~
Lizarina More than 1 year ago
Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Jennine writes with such emotional sensitivity and humor. Being Cuban-American myself, I could total relate to the story. She captures the experiences, doubts and struggles of, not just 1st generation college students, but anyone who is experiencing tremendous change and growth.
BrandieC More than 1 year ago
In an article apparently originally published on BookPage but reprinted on LitHub, Jennine Capó Crucet explains what led her to write Make Your Home Among Strangers: "I imagined the book to be this fictional road map of the first-generation college student’s experience, one that shows some of the ugly things race and class differences force on us." In its focus on race and class differences, this book is particularly timely, given the recent spate of student "demands" on college campuses across the country and the scholarly focus on the concept of "mismatch" as it affects the Supreme Court's consideration of affirmative action in Fisher II. I received a free copy of Make Your Home Among Strangers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.