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Lucky Broken Girl

Ruth Behar

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"A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds."-Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative-based on the author's childhood in the 1960s-a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed. Ruthie's plight will intrigue readers, and her powerful story of strength and resilience, full of color, light, and poignancy, will stay with them for a long time. Ruthie Mizrahi and her family recently emigrated from Castro's Cuba to New York City. Just when she's finally beginning to gain confidence in her mastery of English-and enjoying her reign as her neighborhood's hopscotch queen-a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast and confined her to her bed for a long recovery. As Ruthie's world shrinks because of her inability to move, her powers of observation and her heart grow larger and she comes to understand how fragile life is, how vulnerable we all are as human beings, and how friends, neighbors, and the power of the arts can sweeten even the worst of times. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 41m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:32