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—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A very intelligent and sensitive bird's-eye view of a Cuban exile's boyhood experiences in America . . . eloquent and moving."
Portions of this book were quite poignant. Following a preteen instead of a child or an adult that is thrust upon a new country and his journey to find where he feels he belongs... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer ONY
The book was well-written with a mixture of "street talk" and the sophisticated syntax of a well-educated individual. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Adita in Colorado
Having just visited Cuba, Carlos Eire personalized the experience. So much of the Cuban refugee plight was unknown to me prior to reading both his memoir books.Published 1 month ago by Ann Baker
I haven't finished the book yet, but so far it has been an excellent read. Eire's sense of humor pretty much matches mine. And his storytelling ability is excellent. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul R. Owens
This is the sequel to Waiting for Snow in Cuba. Carlos was put on a plane for America during the height of the Revolution in Cuba. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mdarcy
Really learned lots about the author and others experiences in this true story. Incredible to listen and clearly understand the pain and trauma caused to many youngsters and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dalia Chatelain
So well written. Eire has such a way with words. I love books in which education makes the difference between success and failure. Read morePublished 11 months ago by K. Sanchez
Eire is a master story teller, whose brilliance , knowledge and sensibility shine throughout the entire book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by louis
I really like it but it was hard to keep up with the author. He jumps too much. He gives it awayPublished 12 months ago by Gabby.archibald