Essay collection coming soon!

From Picador USA:

Author of MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS and NYT contributing opinion writer Jennine Capó Crucet's NEVER IMAGINED ME HERE, an essay collection expanding on her work in the NYT and her recent talks at over a dozen college campuses, investigating through a personal lens questions on race, immigration, the modern reality of the American dream, and what it means to be a first- or second-generation citizen since the 2016 election, to Anne deVries at Picador USA, by Adam Eaglin at The Cheney Agency (World English/Spanish).

Launch Party - Wednesday 8/5 - 8pm @ Books & Books

Come celebrate the release of MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS! The launch party will happen on Wednesday, August 5th at 8 PM at the Coral Gables Books & Books. Come ready for music, novel-related fun, and cake! 

Reading and Q&A (hosted by Jennine's sister, if she finishes reading the novel in time), followed by a book signing.  

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

WHEN: Wednesday, 8.5.15, 8 PM

More details at the Books & Books website linked here: Jennine Capó Crucet at Books & Books

MYHAS gets a STARRED review from Kirkus!

Read the review on the Kirkus site here: //


"In Lizet's story, we have a thrilling, deeply fulfilling journey of a young woman stepping into her own power. This debut novel from Crucet (How to Leave Hialeah, 2009) heralds the birth of a talented novelist to watch."

"Here, perfectly articulated through Lizet, is the experience of being a first-generation child of immigrants in America—the lack of cultural capital, the casually racist comments of fellow students, the facade of campus diversity. “I’d yet to see a Latino professor on the Rawlings campus, though I knew from pictures in the school’s guidebook that there were a few somewhere,” Lizet wistfully notes. Here, too, is worldbuilding at its finest—Crucet crafts a rich setting and supporting characters to go along with her astute cultural analysis."

Reading in Laramie (WY) with Kelly Luce, 10/3 at 7pm

If you're out West, come hang out: I'll be reading with Kelly Luce, author of the fantastic story collection Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, out from A Strange Object.

Friday, October 3rd, 7pm
THE SECOND STORY BOOKS (the location used to house a brothel, which is rad)
105 Ivinson Avenue
Laramie, WY 82070
Details about the location's cool history:

The biggest of thanks to writer Nina McConigley, author of the award-winning Cowboys and East Indians, for making this reading possible.

Reading in New York, 7/7 at 6pm, La Casa Azul Bookstore

Monday, July 7th, 6pm
La Casa Azul Bookstore | As part of the 2014 KWELI Writers Conference 

Reading and Conversation with KWELI's founding editor, the amazing Laura Pegram

Fun fact: KWELI was the first journal to publish an excerpt from my forthcoming novel, and they do awesome work. I'm so happy to be reading for them as the kick off event for their conference. Come join us! (You know I will give you hugs.) 

Check out details here: