Books Becoming Americans Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing by Ilan Stavans and Pete Hamill Hardcover, 724 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $40 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleBecoming AmericansSubtitleFour Centuries of Immigrant WritingAuthorIlan Stavans and Pete Hamill Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Comprised mostly of memoirs with some fiction, this volume gathers selections from the writings of 85 immigrants from 45 countries that illustrate the changing views of immigrants in the United States. Genres: Nonfiction Literary Fiction History & Society Also by Ilan Stavans A Most Imperfect Union The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Becoming Americans Opinion Best Books Of 2009 Alan Cheuse's Book Picks To Warm A Winter's Night November 23, 2009 Book reviewer Alan Cheuse selects the highlights of this holiday season: futuristic dystopias; things that go bump in the night; portraits from Norman Rockwell's America; gay New York; a celebration of our immigrant adventures; one writer's journey to manhood; and, of course, Long John Silver. Alan Cheuse's Book Picks To Warm A Winter's Night Listen · 8:19 8:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/120539406/121433396" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Becoming Americans' November 23, 2009 400 years of poems, essays and stories about coming to America, edited by Ilan Stavans. Review Book Reviews A Candid Take On The Evolving Immigrant Experience November 5, 2009 In his wide-ranging, expertly curated anthology Becoming Americans, Ilan Stavans collects four centuries of immigrants' stories.