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Waiting for Snow in Havana : Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Waiting for Snow in Havana Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Author: Carlos Eire
"Have mercy on me, Lord, I am Cuban." In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Cuba -- exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by the revolution. The memories of Carlos's life in Havana, cut short when he was just eleven years old, are at the heart of this stunning, evocative, and unforgettable memoir. ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743246415
ISBN-10: 0743246411
Publication Date: 12/24/2004
Pages: 400
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3.4 stars, based on 61 ratings
Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Liked the book - I was touched by this story of a true-life Cuban boy.
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While the subject matter is worthy the wording is long and you never really feel like you reach the meat of the story. Rather the reader is left feeling like they were served hamburger rather than the steak they ordered. Much I guess, like the author may feel about his life.
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Insightful, 5 year snapshot of life in Cuba before, during and after the revolution... from a Cuban's point of view. Particularly enjoyed the narrative through the eyes of a child.
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This is a WONDERFUL (non-fiction) recollection of a boyood in Havana just prior to and at the beginning of Castro's takeover of the island. Carlos Eire is from an upper middle class family but led a pretty carefree existence which ended abruptly in 1959. I visited Cuba in 1959 and his descriptions of the place brought back a lot of memories. Easy and very enjoyable reading.


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