It was harder going than I thought and sadder than I expected but it evokes times and places.
I read this book as I travelled around Cuba and the many references to places and attitudes made it a ... read more
Oscar Hijuelos' memoir, Thoughts Without Cigarettes, is a vibrant, absorbing, conversational look at the life that produced novels such as the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Mambo Kings Play Songs of ... read more
Before Oscar Hijuelos became the first Hispanic writer to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his 1989 novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, he wrote a sad, lovely first novel, Our House in the ... read more
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