Ms Abella tells the personal story of Lino and Emy Fernandez in simple but elegant prose.
As the reader you come away with the understanding that Lino and Emy never abandoned hope nor did they become victims of their circumstances.
This true story reads like a novel, compellingly interweaving action and emotion to the very end.
This story was well written and we can feel what the family went through and what the situation in Cuba was like by reading this; the author has done a great job.Published on September 11, 2009 by L. Eckstein
This is a lovely book by an elegant writer. The story Abella tells here, of country, family, loyalty and courage, is rich and rewarding. Read morePublished on April 15, 2008 by Robert Crooke--author of The Earth and Its Sorrows
I am not Cuban but I grew up with Cuban friends and always heard the stories. Then, I am blessed to have a wonderful Cuban wife. She grew up in Cuba under Castro. Read morePublished on January 11, 2008 by J. Feliciano-Butler
Great job by Kay Abella. I highly recommend this book, specially for those who still believe that such detailed horrors do not occur in communist Cuba. Read morePublished on September 19, 2007 by Carlos Eguaras
Kay Abella's "Fighting Castro" provides an immensely intimate glimpse into the lives of the people, and one family in particular who chose to stand up at the outset of Castro's... Read morePublished on August 1, 2007 by Russell Drapkin
This true story reads like a novel, compellingly interweaving action and emotion to the very end. Kay Abella's book would be effortless reading if it were fiction, but it's... Read morePublished on July 18, 2007 by M. A. Khuly
FIGHTING CASTRO is a book that reminds one both of mankind's potential for cruelty - and of our great capacity for compassion and heroism as well. Read morePublished on July 18, 2007 by Anna Milton
I've known the historical facts of Castro's takeover of Cuba for much of my life, but not until reading this book did I begin to understand what it was like for real families... Read morePublished on May 21, 2007 by Julie C.