Beautiful María of My Soul, Or, The True Story of María García Y Cifuentes, the Lady Behind A Famous Song

Beautiful María of My Soul, Or, The True Story of María García Y Cifuentes, the Lady Behind A Famous Song

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Book - 2010
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In a part sequel and part retelling of "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," the inspiration for the Mambo King's biggest hit, Maria, now 60 years old, reminisces about her days and nights in Havana, offering a completely different perspective on the Mambo Kings' story.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [2010], ©2010
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781401323349
1401323340
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hij
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 25 cm

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Is this a sequel or a re-telling of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love? A little of both.


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Pisinga
Jan 21, 2013

Hijuelos undoubtedly is a very talented writer. This book is about passion. But there are too many love scenes with raunchy details, which are not necessary to create a good book about love.

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srstevenson
Jun 09, 2011

Hijuelos has a talent for rich, lush writing, much like other Latin writers I have read. Beautiful Maria is a very enjoyable story with endearing characters and interesting plots. At times, however, one wonders what Hijuelos' obsession with character, Nestor's 'pinga', is all about?

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Jun 09, 2011

Sexual Content: Contains explicit sexual content

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Pisinga
Jun 06, 2013

“It’s fine to have a memory of a love, but it’s fairy tale to think that one can ever go back again”

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