A Book Review: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

  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 […]

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June in Books

J- José Martí’s Nuestra America (Our America) U- Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Virmontes N- Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton E- Emplumada by Lorna Dee Cervantes   J Considerable attention has been given to Cuban poet, essayist, and activist José Martí’s 1891 essay “Nuestra América.”  Martí, a Cuban exile from 1881 […]

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Tell me Something Tuesday [1]

  Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings where participants discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on […]

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