Next Year in Havana

Next Year in Havana

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"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--and what it means to be Cuban"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Berkley,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399586682
Branch Call Number: F CLE
Characteristics: x, 382 pages ; 21 cm


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BPLpicks Oct 01, 2018

The setting is Cuba, present day and 1958. Marisol is visiting Cuba, her grandmother’s homeland. Accompanying Marisol are her grandmother’s ashes. Throughout the book we learn about the family’s history and the state of Cuba during revolutionary times. All working together to build a fantastic story that you will not want to put down

Sep 23, 2018

The characters weren't very likeable.

ArapahoePamelaH Sep 17, 2018

Compelling dual timeline stories both set in Cuba, a refreshing change from books set in England! Sugar heiress Elisa and her family flee Cuba for Miami during the revolution. Many years later Elisa's daughter Marisol is able to visit Cuba after it opens to tourists, where she learns more about her family. Gripping stories of what it's like when your country is riven by revolution, and the experiences of exiles who just want to go home.

Jul 20, 2018

Reese Witherspoon's July 2018 book club selection. What a story! So much history and family drama wrapped into one fantastic book. It was compelling and heartbreaking all at once.

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