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This book may very well be the most moving book that I will end up reading this year.
Eire's writing is beautifully lyrical, poignant and humorous in a bittersweet way that is so very much a part of the Cuban psyche.
In one particular chapter, the writing style speaks louder about the emotion of an event than the words themselves.
This memoir is written by an author whose intellect is rapier-like and whose language comes from the perspective of art and beauty. A deeply beautiful book.Published 3 days ago by Catherine W Munsee
Wonderful, wonderful story. It was the first knowledge I've had of Cuba during this time period. The plot and characters were delightful. Read morePublished 4 days ago by J. Cox
A magnificent account of Carlos Eire's childhood experiences as a young Cuban exile who along with many other children were uprooted from their homes through the fabled... Read morePublished 14 days ago by I. Fernandez
The author captures the oddities of his family life and brings the characters to life. You feel like you have met them in person. Great writing style.Published 16 days ago by bluewillow86
In explaining War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy commented, “It is not a novel, still less an epic poem, still less a historical chronicle. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Victor A. Triay
This is a gorgeous story, filled with the stuff of magical realism, which is when you realize it's no accident that literary form came out of Latin America. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sheila Curran
Moving, insightful and funny, this book manages to capture both a childhood in general and a particular Cuban childhood. It is at once universal and individual. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patricia Burstein
He is an excellent author...and I felt drawn into the life the way it USED to be, in Havana...I want to read his other novel.Published 2 months ago by Susan E. Kreiser
I really enjoyed it, but it times it was difficult because he would go back in time often and would go over many of the same things many times. Read morePublished 2 months ago by clee2772