The author described the times and life so vividly, you felt you were there living in those tumultuous times. Lots of true historical information intertwined with an interesting storyline woven by the author.Cindy, Library Assistant
“How long will we be gone?” my sister Maria asks.” – first line
A freelance writer returns to her grandmother’s homeland to fulfill her last wish to have her ashes scattered in Havana and discovers her family history amidst Cuba’s tropical beauty and dangerous political environment.
About the Author
Originally from Florida, Chanel grew up on stories of her family’s exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in England where she earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London, and a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Chanel also received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She loves to travel and has lived in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.
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Historical fiction; Love stories; Parallel narratives
Dramatic; Moving; Romantic; Strong sense of place
Awards & More
Reese’s Book Club Hello Sunshine Book Pick July 2018
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