Last summer I posted about my college friend Cristina Henriquez, who had just published a short story in the New Yorker.
That's small potatoes now. Cristina's first book, Come Together, Fall Apart, will be published in a few weeks, and can be ordered now. She's coming to New York for a reading, and I can't wait.
Sandra Cisneros is one fan, calling Cristina "an ancient soul, a zen master." I'm just happy that she's a great writer, and that I knew her way back when.