(García, Cristina) Cristina García is the author of seven novels, including Dreaming in Cuban, a finalist for the National Book Award; The Agüero Sisters; Monkey Hunting; A Handbook to Luck; The Lady Matador’s Hotel; and King of Cuba. Her work has been translated into fourteen languages. García has edited anthologies, written children’s books, published poetry, and taught at universities nationwide. García’s novel Here in Berlin (Counterpoint Press), is a portrait of a city through snapshots, an excavation of the stories and ghosts of contemporary Berlin—its complex, troubled past still pulsing in the air as it was during World War II. A meditation on war and mystery, Here in Berlin seeks to align the stories of the past with the stories of the future.