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Beautiful Maria of My Soul by Oscar Hijuelos

Beautiful Maria of My Soul

by Oscar Hijuelos

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
12 Hrs. 34 Min.


The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love is a contemporary American classic, a book that still captivates and inspires 20 years after its first publication. Now, in Beautiful Maria of My Soul, Oscar Hijuelos returns to this indelible story, to tell it from the point of view of its beloved heroine, Maria.

She's the great Cuban beauty who stole musician Nestor Castillo's heart and broke it, inspiring him to write the Mambo Kings' biggest hit, "Beautiful Maria of My Soul". Now in her 60s and living in Miami with her pediatrician daughter, Teresa, Maria remains a beauty, still capable of turning heads. But she has never forgotten Nestor, and as she thinks back to her days - and nights - in Havana, an entirely new perspective on the Mambo Kings story unfolds.

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