Review: Next Year in Havana

      Synopsis: 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... Continue Reading →

Review: The Mortifications

  Synopsis: Derek Palacio’s stunning, mythic novel marks the arrival of a fresh voice and a new chapter in the history of 21st century Cuban-American literature. In 1980, a rural Cuban family is torn apart during the Mariel Boatlift. Uxbal Encarnación—father, husband, political insurgent—refuses to leave behind the revolutionary ideals and lush tomato farms of... Continue Reading →

Review: Adam’s Chair

  Synopsis: Adam's Chair is a trilogy of short novels set in Waltham, Massachusetts. It opens with a day in April 1981. The shuttle Columbia orbits above, while below, in Waltham—city of immigrants, electronic engineers, and madmen released from the Metropolitan State Hospital—Priscilla, resident of a housing project, rides her bike at dawn to her... Continue Reading →

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