What is JacketFlap

  • JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young adult book industry. Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, publishers and fans.
    Join now (it's free).

Book Creators

Upcoming Events

  • None

Recent Blog Posts

These are the most recent 10 blog posts about Dancing to "Almendra": A Novel in JacketFlap's Children's Publishing Blog Reader


Book Awards

Editorial Reviews


JacketFlap Sponsors

Spread the word about books.
Put this Widget on your blog!
  • Powered by JacketFlap.com

Are you a book Publisher?
Learn about Widgets now!

Dancing to "Almendra": A Novel

Average rating
3.1 out of 5
Based on 150 Ratings and 54 Reviews

Book Description

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned to cover the zoo story, Joaquin Porrata, a young Cuban journalist, finds himself embroiled in the mysterious connections... More

Book Information
PublisherPicador USA
BindingPaperback (9 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages272
Publication Date12/26/2007
The Creators
About Mayra Montero (Author) : Mayra Montero is a published author. Some of the published credits of Mayra Montero include Dancing to "Almendra": A Novel, La trenza de la hermosa Luna, Deep Purple: A Novel.
View Mayra Montero's profile

About E. Grossman (Translator) : E. Grossman is a published author and a translator. Some of the published credits of E. Grossman include The Feast of the Goat: A Novel, Dancing to "Almendra": A Novel, Love in the Time of Cholera (Pe... more
View E. Grossman's profile
You must be a member of JacketFlap to add a video to this page. Please Log In or Register.
Reader Comments
6/22/2007 Gina Marysol Ruiz said: http://ginasblogging.blogspot.com/2007/04/dancing-to-almendra.html

Add your reply to Gina Marysol       

Log In or Register to leave a comment about this book.

Amazon US Reviews
Write a review on Amazon.com for this book
Amazon UK Reviews
Write a review on Amazon.co.uk for this book
Barnes & Noble Reviews
Write a review on Barnes & Noble for this book
Goodreads Reviews
Write a review on Goodreads for this book