Next Year in Havana (Compact Disc)
I absolutely loved this book! Historical fiction set in Cuba with two parallel stories running through it during two different tumultuous time periods. Late 1950's, Elisa, daughter of a wealthy sugar baron, falls in love with a revolutionary from Castro's regime. Eventually Elisa's family is forced to flee Cuba. 2017, Marisol, her granddaughter, charged with returning to Cuba to spread Elisa's ashes, falls in love with the country and a Cuban idealist. Romance, lies, danger, betrayal, and the beauty and tragedy that is Cuba, this story is well written and taught me much about Cuban history and all the struggles the people have endured, those who stayed and those who fled.— Sue
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.