The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar HijuelosTitle:  The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

Author:  Oscar Hijuelos

Call #:  HIJ

Cesar and Nestor Castillo are Cuban musicians with large appetites, tender hearts and melancholic dispositions.  After immigrating to New York in 1949, they begin their moderately successful musical career which peaks with an appearance on the “I Love Lucy” show.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1990, this novel will leave you longing for 1950’s New York and the heartbreakingly beautiful mambo music showcased.

Recommended by:  Kathy

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