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"Pérez's rich English language debut novel chronicles a girl's 1960's upbringing in an isolated Massachusetts suburb with her strict Puerto Rican parents ... Pérez proves to be a natural storyteller."

Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

"A coming of age tale that beautifully evokes the contrasting environments of Puerto Rico and Massachusetts.

Judith Simon Prager, coauthor of The Worst is Over and author of What the Dolphin Said 

"The Things We Didn't Know will sweep you up from Massachusetts to Puerto Rico and back again. Elba Iris Pérez delivers a wonderfully compelling read."


“An engaging tale that dances with family and neighborhood drama.”
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