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Next Year in Havana

by Chanel Cleeton

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Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
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    Feb 2018, 400 pages

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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.

Chanel Cleeton's Next Year in Havana, received overwhelmingly positive reviews from our First Impression readers, averaging an overall rating of 4.7.

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When Marisol's grandmother Elisa dies, her last request is that Marisol return her ashes to Cuba, her birthplace. Marisol considers herself to be Cuban even though she has never set foot in the country, and upon her arrival she experiences a surprising sense of homecoming. Marisol compares the Cuba she knows from her grandmother's stories with the Cuba she experiences while on the island. Her visit brings family secrets into the open, and Marisol is forced to make a decision that will impact many people in her life (John W). Told in chapters that alternate between the late 1950s and present day, both story lines are equally compelling, and the author artfully incorporates the beauty and the history of Cuba ...

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