Multcolib My Librarian Darcee: C is for Cuba

The Other Side of Paradise
The Other Side of Paradise Life in the New Cuba By Cooke, Julia Book - 2014 972.9123 C7729o 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 4 copies

Annotation:Journalist Julia Cooke combines intimate storytelling with in-depth reportage to weave together stories of the daily lives and future prospects of young people in Cuba today.

Cuba What Everyone Needs to Know By Sweig, Julia Book - 2012 972.91064 S974c 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation: In this second edition of the widely hailed Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, Julia Sweig updates her concise and remarkably accessible portrait of the small island nation.

The Handsomest Man in Cuba
The Handsomest Man in Cuba An Escapade By Chiang, Lynette Book - 2007 917.291 C532h 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:An engaging, witty account of the people, customs, food, and culture of Cuba framed by a fascinating approach to travel.

Cuba The Sights, Sounds, Flavors, and Faces By Missen, François Book - 2010 917.29104 M67844c 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The people, architecture, cuisine, and natural beauty of Cuba come to life in this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind tribute to this fascinating island country.

Havana Real
Havana Real One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth About Cuba Today By Sánchez, Yoani Book - 2011 972.9107 S2119c 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means to live under the Castro regime.

Annotation:Yoani Sanchez, a University of Havana graduate, emigrated to Switzerland in 2002, to build a new life for herself and her family. Two years later, she decided to return Cuba, promising herself to live there as a free person. Her blog Generation Y is an expression of this promise.

Before Night Falls
Before Night Falls DVD - 2001 DVD Drama BEFORE All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Javier Bardem is outstanding in his role as Reinaldo Arenas. Watch for the surprising appearance of Johnny Depp.

Before Night Falls
Before Night Falls By Arenas, Reinaldo Book - 1993 B-Ar325b Available in some locations

Annotation:In his shocking memoir, Arenas recounts a stunning odyssey from his poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba and his adolescence as a rebel fighting for Castro, through his supression as a writer, imprisonment as a homosexual, his flight from Cuba via the Mariel boat lift, and his subsequent life and the events leading to his death in New York.

Dreaming in Cuban
Dreaming in Cuban A Novel By García, Cristina Book - 1993 FICTION GARCIA 1993 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A vivid and funny first novel about three generations of a Cuban family divided by conflicting loyalties over the Cuban revolution.

Ruins By Obejas, Achy Book - 2009 FICTION OBEJAS 2009 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution. A vivid look at life in Cuba in the 1990s following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Waiting for Snow in Havana
Waiting for Snow in Havana Confessions of A Cuban Boy By Eire, Carlos M. N. Book - 2004 B-Ei76w 2004 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Cuba--exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by the revolution. The memories of Carlos's life in Havana, cut short when he was just eleven years old, are at the heart of this stunning, evocative, and unforgettable memoir.

Canciones urgentes
Canciones urgentes los grandes éxitos = greatest hits By Rodríguez, Silvio Music CD - 200- 1991 Spanish CD World North America RODRIGUEZ Available in some locations

Annotation:Beautiful folk songs from this left-leaning leader of the nueva trova movement widely considered to be the 'John Lennon' of Cuba.

Strawberry and chocolate
Strawberry and chocolate Fresa y chocolate DVD - 2003 Spanish DVD SPANISH Comedy STRAWBERR All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The story takes place in A naive university student meets a gay artist unhappy with the Castro regime and learns that the world isn't as simple as he had thought.

Our Man in Havana
Our Man in Havana By Greene, Graham Book - 2007 FICTION GREENE 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:First published in 1959 against the backdrop of the Cold War, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire of government intelligence that still resonates today.

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Just 90 miles South of Key West, Cuba is an island of intrigue and mystery for many Americans, myself included. Items on this list offer a glimpse into life on this divisive island nation.

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