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Like the character Constancia Agüero Cruz in her novel, The Agüero Sisters, Cristina García continues to traffic in memories of homeland and family. When she was two, García’s family fled Castro’s Cuba for New York. Her return to the island 20 years later sparked a reconnection with her Cuban identity, which inspired her first novel, the 1992 National Book Award nominee Dreaming in Cuban. The Agüero Sisters, her second book, recently released in paperback, focuses on the lives and distorted memories of two half sisters. Constancia and Reina are reunited in Cuban-dominated South Florida after spending their childhood apart. They share the same mother, whose death remains a nagging mystery because the only witness to her passing, Constancia’s father, committed suicide shortly thereafter. García will discuss and sign copies at 7 p.m. at Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Free. (703) 418-0166. (Elissa Silverman)