Cristina Garcia @ UWW 12/1/08

Handbook to Luck coverCristina Garcia will be at Young Auditorium on Mon. Dec. 1st, 7 pm, for the Community Reading Initiative co-sponsored by the Auditorium and the College of Letters and Sciences. Her 2007 novel A Handbook to Luck tells the story of three teenagers from around the globe making their way in the world through the years, surviving war, disillusionment, and love, as their lives and paths intersect.

Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in New York City, Garcia is an important contemporary Latin American writer. Her first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was nominated for a 1992 National Book Award. She also served as Time magazine’s bureau chief for Florida and the Caribbean and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton, and the Whiting Writers Award.

Your University Library has both of the novels mentioned above.
Search the Library Catalog for the author for locations & call numbers. If the titles are checked out here, UWW students and staff may request them from other UW campus libraries by using the free Universal Borrowing service.

The University Library also has resources about Latin American writers and literature, such as The Cambridge companion to the Latin American novel (3rd-floor Main Collection, PQ7081 .L37 2005–searching the text using Google Book Search will show where Cristina Garcia is mentioned in this book) and Encyclopedia of Latin American literature (2nd-floor Reference Collection, PQ7081.A1 E56 1997). You can search the Reference Universe database to find mentions of Ms. Garcia in other reference works in the University Library. Searching article databases such as Project MUSE or MLA International Bibliography will find articles such as “An interview with Cristina Garcia” (Contemporary Literature, 2007, v.48 no.2). Biographical information about Ms. Garcia is available from WilsonWeb’s Biography Reference Bank Select Edition database as well as free sources such as Wikipedia.

Please ask a Reference librarian if you would like assistance in finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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