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A Cup of Water Under My Bed is a Guernica Editors’ Pick!

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Boston Globe: “Gorgeously written from start to finish, the book’s emotional heart is in the author’s childhood, and it reverberates through her adulthood.”

Lambda Literary: “Her deft hand with language, imagery, and emotion create an internal world that is both intimate and achingly beautiful.”

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her deft hand with language, imagery, and emotion create an internal world that is both intimate and achingly beautiful. – See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/reviews/09/27/a-cup-of-water-under-my-bed-by-daisy-hernandez/#sthash.YDElQ3B6.dpuf
her deft hand with language, imagery, and emotion create an internal world that is both intimate and achingly beautiful. – See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/reviews/09/27/a-cup-of-water-under-my-bed-by-daisy-hernandez/#sthash.8Fk1Qkoj.dpuf
her deft hand with language, imagery, and emotion create an internal world that is both intimate and achingly beautiful. – See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/reviews/09/27/a-cup-of-water-under-my-bed-by-daisy-hernandez/#sthash.8Fk1Qkoj.dpuf

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Join me on book tour!
Oct. 23 ~ Books & Books, Miami, 6:30 pm
Oct. 24 ~ Miami Shores Public Library, Miami Shores, 4pm
Oct. 25 ~ University of Miami, “Publishing Panel”
Oct. 29 ~ Duke University, 11:45 am
Oct. 30 ~ Vanderbilt University, Wise Latinas Symposium, 7pm

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In other news, NPR’s Code Switch published my commentary “Sexist Depictions of Latinas Aren’t Just a Hollywood Thing” about Sofia Vergara and her rotating rear end at the Emmys.

You can also read my reporting on the “kissing bug” disease, or Chagas, for TheAltantic.com, and learn how patient advocates and cardiologists are helping Latin American immigrants.