Miss del Río: A Novel of Dolores del Río, the First Major Latina Star in Hollywood (Original)


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Graydon House
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5.2 X 8.0 X 1.1 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Bárbara Mujica is the bestselling author of four novels, including Frida, which was translated into 17 languages. She is also an award-winning short story writer and essayist whose work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Miami Herald, among others. A professor emerita of Spanish at Georgetown University, she lives in Bethesda, Maryland.


"Barbara Mujica resurrects the legendary Mexican star with style and verve; Dolores del Río bursts to life in this vivid, well-researched portrayal of her challenging life during Hollywood's golden era. As seen through the eyes of her trusted hairdresser, del Río's iconic feline elegance and brash spirit dominates every page, but it's her defiance to live life on her own terms that sets her apart-- and what an extraordinary life she led. "
--C.W. Gortner, bestselling author of Marlene

"Bárbara Mujica dazzles us once again, this time telling the story of another great Mexican woman, movie star Dolores del Río. She takes us on a journey through an era of wars and movies, and unforgettable characters that made Hollywood what it is today."
--María Amparo Escandón, New York Times bestselling author of L.A. Weather

"This incredible novel spans decades and spins its tale with glamour and heart."

"[A] vivid story about the life of one exceptional woman.... Mujica's richly detailed biographical novel transports readers through an eventful swath of history, starting with the 1910 Mexican Revolution, encompassing the Roaring Twenties, early Hollywood, the Great Depression, and World War II... For fans of women-centered historical fiction, especially the works of Marie Benedict and Paula McLain."
--Library Journal

"Stories of two different but equally engaging women intertwine in Mujica's superb historical novel.... Mujica writes with extraordinary talent."
--Historical Novel Society