Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos M N Eire

Born and raised in Havana, the author was still a boy when Fidel Castro came to power. He, at age 11 along with many other Cuban children, left his parents and went to the US hoping that his parents would soon follow and they would be reunited. The book is filled with his thoughts and memories of growing up. How things changed at the Revolution. How much fun and trouble little rich kids could get into. His descriptions of Havana paint a very clear picture. It’s a lot of stream of consciousness writing, bringing you right with him into his memories. If you enjoy learning about the displaced or reading memoirs, Waiting for Snow in Havana is a great choice.

5 (out of 5) Stars

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