When We Left Cuba

📒When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Book Title : When We Left Cuba
Author : Chanel Cleeton
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2019-04-09
Pages : 368
ISBN : 9780451490872
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

When We Left Cuba Summary : 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...

📒Last Seasons In Havana by César Brioso

Book Title : Last Seasons in Havana
Author : César Brioso
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release Date : 2019-03
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9781496213792
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Last Seasons in Havana Summary : Last Seasons in Havana explores the intersection between Cuba and America’s pastime from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, when Fidel Castro overthrew Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. César Brioso takes the reader through the triumph of the revolution in 1959 and its impact on professional baseball in the seasons immediately following Castro’s rise to power. Baseball in pre‐Castro Cuba was enjoying a golden age. The Cuban League, which had been founded in 1878, just two years after the formation of the National League, was thriving under the auspices of organized baseball. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, players from the Major Leagues, Minor Leagues, and Negro Leagues had come to Cuba to play in the country’s wholly integrated winter baseball league. Cuban teams had come to dominate the annual Caribbean Series tournament, and Havana had joined the highest levels of Minor League Baseball, fielding the Havana Sugar Kings of the Class AAA International League. Confidence was high that Havana might one day have a Major League team of its own. But professional baseball became one of the many victims of Castro’s Communist revolution. American players stopped participating in the Cuban League, and Cuban teams moved to an amateur, state‐sponsored model. Focusing on the final three seasons of the Cuban League (1958–61) and the final two seasons of the Havana Sugar Kings (1959–60), Last Seasons in Havana explores how Castro’s rise to power forever altered Cuba and the course of a sport that had become ingrained in the island’s culture over the course of almost a century.

📒Cuban Connection Two Faces Of Love by Lennie McLennan Martin

Book Title : Cuban Connection Two Faces of Love
Author : Lennie McLennan Martin
Publisher : BookBaby
Release Date : 2014-04-29
Pages : 200
ISBN : 9781604520989
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Cuban Connection Two Faces of Love Summary : Prim and proper Bostonian history professor Alita Catharina Van Den Berg sets off in search of adventure and soon travels to Miami. Before she knows it, her travels take her further on an illicit trip to Cuba.

📒Daughters Of Caliban by Consuelo López Springfield

Book Title : Daughters of Caliban
Author : Consuelo López Springfield
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release Date : 1997
Pages : 316
ISBN : 0253332494
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Daughters of Caliban Summary : Essays by leading Caribbean scholars explore the shifting boundaries between public and private life cross-culturally. Daughters of Caliban demonstrates how gender, race, ethnicity, and class shape human experience and interpersonal relationships in increasingly global societies. The volume examines Caribbean women and women's studies; women and work; women, law, and political change; women and health; and women and popular culture.

Book Title : An Island Called Home
Author : Ruth Behar
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release Date : 2007
Pages : 297
ISBN : 9780813541891
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

An Island Called Home Summary : This is the story of the author's return to learn about and meet the people who are keeping Judaism alive in Cuba today.

📒Little Havana Blues by Delia Poey

Book Title : Little Havana Blues
Author : Delia Poey
Publisher : Arte Publico Press
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 444
ISBN : 1611922070
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Bridges To Cuba by Ruth Behar

Book Title : Bridges to Cuba
Author : Ruth Behar
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release Date : 1995
Pages : 421
ISBN : 0472066110
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Bridges to Cuba Summary : "Groundbreaking anthology of artwork, drama, fiction, interviews, and poetry by authors both within and outside Cuba. Wide, provocative range of perspectives. Highlights include Ruth Behar's introductory and closing essays, interviews with Nancy Morejâon, and essays by Marâia de los Angeles Torres and Alan West. Majority of translations by David Frye"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Book Title : Cuban Stories about People Terraces Food Revolution and Good Bye s
Author : Maria Martinez
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release Date : 2011
Pages : 84
ISBN : 9780557986958
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Cuban Stories about People Terraces Food Revolution and Good Bye s Summary : Cuba, Family, Customs, Childhood, Beaches

📒The Enduring Spirit by Jason Harper

Book Title : The Enduring Spirit
Author : Jason Harper
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release Date : 2005-08-01
Pages : 108
ISBN : 9781597813723
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Love And Ghost Letters by Chantel Acevedo

Book Title : Love and Ghost Letters
Author : Chantel Acevedo
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release Date : 2013-09-10
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781466852150
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Love and Ghost Letters Summary : On the outside, Josefina Navarro's life seems fortunate enough—she lives with her father and her nursemaid, Regla, who raises her after the death of her mother in a luxurious home in Vedado, one of Cuba's wealthiest districts. She attends society dances and is courted by all of Havana's elite young bachelors. Enchanted by the rituals of her nursemaid, Josefina learns about the profound mysticism inherent in even the most mundane affairs. Though she is pampered, Josefina feels that her life is without passion or excitement. Her father, Sergeant Antonio Navarro, a Spaniard by birth, is a stern and demanding man whose past is a tightly kept secret. When she meets and marries Lorenzo Concepción, a poor, reckless young man, the sergeant tells her, "So, you have chosen him...and you will be hungry and miserable all your life." The couple moves to El Cotorro, a poverty-stricken town that is far removed from the Vedado plazas and carefully tended gardens Josefina knew. Lorenzo begins to leave her for months at a time, "looking for work," but in reality, womanizing and carousing all over the island. Even after the birth of two healthy children, Josefina is not happy. This is not the life she had envisioned. During a political maelstrom, history brings the sergeant to El Cotorro to quell a riot, where he is attacked and presumed dead. But perception is reality on an island in which darkness and light commingle, and magic and truth are one in the same. When Josefina begins receiving letters from her father, she believes that what she holds are heaven's missives, ghost letters. Through the letters, Josefina comes to know her father intimately, as a ghost and guardian, as he reveals the truth about his life. In the act of writing and reading, she has found a love to fill the empty places in her heart. Set in Cuba and Miami, covering nearly fifty years of the island's history, LOVE AND GHOST LETTERS unfolds the lives of the Navarro-Concepción families in the patterns and permutations of memory, and conjures a Cuban setting that evokes mysticism and magic.