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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."
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 2 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 8 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 8 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 9 months ago by K. Sanchez
Eire is a master story teller, whose brilliance , knowledge and sensibility shine throughout the entire book. Read morePublished 9 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 10 months ago by Gabby.archibald
Eire writes of his childhood as Cuban refugee growing up in Miami and, later, other parts of the United States Good read!Published 11 months ago by Mary S. Faulkner
I had not read any of his previous works, and thought this might be a book about retirees! Was happily surprised at the very literate tone of his prose. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Pen Name
I could identify with this book. I was one of fourteen children that started in Miami as part of Operation Pedro Pan and got relocated to an orphanage in Wheeling, W.VA. Read morePublished 12 months ago by bill lusk