Next Year In Havana

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Author :Chanel Cleeton
Isbn 10 :0399586687
Isbn 13 : 9780399586682

Detail : After the death of her beloved grandparent, a Cuban-American lady travels to capital of Cuba, wherever she discovers the roots of her identity–and finds a family secret hidden since the revolution… Havana, 1958. The girl of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old enzyme-linked-immunosorbent serologic assay Perez is an element of Cuba’s elite group, wherever she is essentially protected from the country’s growing political unrest–until she embarks on a underground affair with a dedicated revolutionary… Miami, 2017. Freelance author Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandparent enzyme-linked-immunosorbent serologic assay, WHO was forced to escape along with her family throughout the revolution. Elisa’s last want was for Marisol to scatter her ashes within the country of her birth. inbound in capital of Cuba, Marisol comes face-to-face with the distinction of Cuba’s tropical, unaltered beauty and its touch-and-go political climate. once a lot of case history involves light-weight and Marisol finds herself interested in a person with secrets of his own, she’ll want the teachings of her grandmother’s past to assist her perceive verity which means of bravery.

Next Year in Havana :

Fiction

Author - Chanel Cleeton
Publisher - Penguin
Pages - 400
ISBN - 0399586695


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Detail - THE JULY PICK FOR REESE WITHERSPOON'S HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB "A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice."--Reese Witherspoon After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution... Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary... Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

Next Year in Havana :

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Author - Chanel Cleeton
Publisher - Penguin
Pages - 400
ISBN - 0399586687


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Detail - Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest - until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary... Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth...

Waiting For Snow In Havana :

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Carlos Eire
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 320
ISBN - 147110835X


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Detail - A childhood in a privileged household in 1950s Havana was joyous and cruel, like any other-but with certain differences. The neighbour's monkey was liable to escape and run across your roof. Surfing was conducted by driving cars across the breakwater. Lizards and firecrackers made frequent contact. Carlos Eire's childhood was a little different from most. His father was convinced he had been Louis XVI in a past life. At school, classmates with fathers in the Batista government were attended by chauffeurs and bodyguards. At a home crammed with artifacts and paintings, portraits of Jesus spoke to him in dreams and nightmares. Then, in January 1959, the world changes: Batista is suddenly gone, a cigar-smoking guerrilla has taken his place, and Christmas is cancelled. The echo of firing squads is everywhere. And, one by one, the author's schoolmates begin to disappear-spirited away to the United States. Carlos will end up there himself, without his parents, never to see his father again. Narrated with the urgency of a confession, WAITING FOR SNOW IN HAVANA is both an ode to a paradise lost and an exorcism. More than that, it captures the terrible beauty of those times in our lives when we are certain we have died-and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn.

When We Left Cuba :

Fiction

Author - Chanel Cleeton
Publisher - Penguin
Pages - 368
ISBN - 0451490878


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Detail - In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life—and heart—to take back her country in this exhilarating historical novel from the author of Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. Beautiful. Daring. Deadly. The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez—her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost. As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of the Florida Strait, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own. When the ever-changing tides of history threaten everything she has fought for, she must make a choice between her past and future—but the wrong move could cost Beatriz everything—not just the island she loves, but also the man who has stolen her heart...

Our Man in Havana :

Drama

Author - Graham Greene
Publisher - Oberon Books
Pages - 118
ISBN - 1783192674


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Detail - Jim Wormold, an under-employed vacuum cleaner salesman living in 1950s Cuba, is struggling to pay for his teenage daughter’s increasingly extravagant lifestyle. So when the British Secret Service asks him to become their ‘man in Havana’ he can’t afford to say no. There’s just one problem...he doesn’t know anything! To avoid suspicion, he begins to recruit nonexistent sub-agents, concocting a series of intricate fictions. But Wormold soon discovers that his stories are closer to the truth than he could have ever imagined... In Clive Francis’ adaptation, Graham Greene’s classic satirical novel becomes a wonderfully funny and fast-moving romp.

Last Dance in Havana :

History

Author - Eugene Robinson
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 288
ISBN - 1439138095


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Detail - In power for forty-four years and counting, Fidel Castro has done everything possible to define Cuba to the world and to itself -- yet not even he has been able to control the thoughts and dreams of his people. Those thoughts and dreams are the basis for what may become a post-Castro Cuba. To more fully understand the future of America's near neighbor, veteran reporter Eugene Robinson knew exactly where to look -- or rather, to listen. In this provocative work, Robinson takes us on a sweaty, pulsating, and lyrical tour of a country on the verge of revolution, using its musicians as a window into its present and future. Music is the mother's milk of Cuban culture. Cubans express their fondest hopes, their frustrations, even their political dissent, through music. Most Americans think only of salsa and the Buena Vista Social Club when they think of the music of Cuba, yet those styles are but a piece of a broad musical spectrum. Just as the West learned more about China after the Cultural Revolution by watching From Mao to Mozart, so will readers discover the real Cuba -- the living, breathing, dying, yet striving Cuba. Cuban music is both wildly exuberant and achingly melancholy. A thick stew of African and European elements, it is astoundingly rich and influential to have come from such a tiny island. From rap stars who defy the government in their lyrics to violinists and pianists who attend the world's last Soviet-style conservatory to international pop stars who could make millions abroad yet choose to stay and work for peanuts, Robinson introduces us to unforgettable characters who happily bring him into their homes and backstage discussions. Despite Castro's attempts to shut down nightclubs, obstruct artists, and subsidize only what he wants, the musicians and dancers of Cuba cannot stop, much less behave. Cubans move through their complicated lives the way they move on the dance floor, dashing and darting and spinning on a dime, seducing joy and fulfillment and next week's supply of food out of a broken system. Then at night they take to the real dance floors and invent fantastic new steps. Last Dance in Havana is heartwrenching, yet ultimately as joyous and hopeful as a rocking club late on a Saturday night.

Six Days in Havana :

Travel

Author - James Albert Michener
Publisher - University of Texas Press
Pages - 144
ISBN - 9780292776296


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Detail - Provides a close-up look at modern Havana thirty years after the Revolution, showing its neighborhoods, plantations, and people

All the Way to Havana :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Margarita Engle
Publisher - Henry Holt Books For Young Readers
Pages - 40
ISBN - 1627796428


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Detail - A boy helps his father keep their very old car running as they make a trip to Havana for his newborn cousin's zero-year birthday. Includes author's note about cars in Cuba.

Havana Lost :

FICTION

Author - Libby Fischer Hellmann
Publisher - The Red Herrings Press
Pages - 233
ISBN - 1938733398


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Havana Nocturne : How the Mob Owned Cuba…and Then Lost It to the Revolution

True Crime

Author - T. J. English
Publisher - Harper Collins
Pages - 432
ISBN - 0061795585


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Detail - To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob—with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket—owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented tourism boom complete with the most lavish entertainment, top-drawer celebrities, gorgeous women, and gambling galore. But Mob dreams collided with those of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and others who would lead an uprising of the country's disenfranchised against Batista's hated government and its foreign partners—an epic cultural battle that bestselling author T. J. English captures here in all its sexy, decadent, ugly glory.

One Night in Havana : An American in Cuba

Author - M. J. Hart
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 39
ISBN - 9781521052457


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Detail - Tia desperately needed a vacation from her stressful job in New York, and where better to practice her Spanish than in the sun and sand of Cuba. But curiousity and bad plumbing drew her out of her sea-kissed resort to the city of Havana. Expecting a dreamy postcard experience of classic cars and salsa in the forbidden country, she soon began to loathe everything about it: the smell, the hustlers, the noise and the lack of personal space...until she met Alejandro. 14 years her junior, she saw him as forbidden fruit, but he didn't see her that way.Part 1 of a 2 part short story series based on true events.

Return to Havana : The Decline of Cuban Society Under Castro

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Maurice Halperin
Publisher - Vanderbilt University Press
Pages - 200
ISBN - 9780826512505


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Detail - "A personal account from a prominent intellectual whose writings on Cuba have become a mixture of disillusionment and fatalism. This book is based on an account of Halperin's visit in 1989, which left him less optimistic than ever about Cuba's future. Hefound 'the popular mood one of deep discouragement' (p. 190) and could not imagine 'any young Cuban, or even older ones, prepared to die for socialism.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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