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Wilton Library: Author Talk with Cristina Henriquez - The Great Divide

Submitted by elmstreetbooks on Thu, 04/04/2024 - 9:22am

Event Details from Wilton Library

The culmination of Wilton Reads 2024 is our author talk event with Cristina Henriquez, author of The Great Divide. 

The Great Divide by acclaimed author Cristina Henriquez is a fascinating historical novel about the building of the
Panama Canal, one of the greatest engineering feats in history. It explores the interwoven stories of laborers, locals, activists, doctors, scientists, and others – unsung heroes from all walks of life who lived and worked alongside the massive project – and witnessed firsthand the human cost of progress as they fought to survive amid turmoil and disease.

The Great Divide is a TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick, an Indie Next Pick, a LibraryReads Pick, and has been named a Best of the Month Pick by Amazon, TIME, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

Cristina Henriquez is the author of four books, including The Book of Unknown Americans, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and one of Amazon’s Top 10 Best Books of the Year. It was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Henriquez is also the author of The World in Half and Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories. She is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, a grant started by Sandra Cisneros in honor of her father. Henriquez earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Illinois.

Cristina will be interviewed by Wiltonian Joanna Ecke who graduated from Smith College and has a master's degree and PhD from Duke University.  She taught public high school English for many years and has led several literary discussion groups at Wilton Library.

Cristina will be presented with the Grodin Family Fine Writers award.

This program will be recorded and available for viewing for 30 days after the event.

elmstreetbooks.com will be selling copies and Cristina will be signing books after the presentation.  A portion of the proceeds goes to Wilton Library.
The media sponsor of Wilton Reads 2024 is GOOD Morning Wilton.

Registration required. For more information visit www.wiltonlibrary.org, or call the library’s circulation desk at 203-762-6334.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Wilton Library