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Maggie4483
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I really enjoyed this (even if it did take me three months to read), and I learned a lot about a moment in history that I knew embarrassingly little about. This was my first book by Chanel Cleeton, but it definitely won‘t be my last.

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Maggie4483
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“I am surrounded by forgotten women.”

I swear I didn‘t do this on purpose…but, damn if that isn‘t timely.
😔
#FirstLineFridays

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Julsmarshall
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This book does what all great historical fiction does-brings a time, place, and group of (mostly) real people to life. I knew almost nothing about the Cuban revolution in the 1890s and Cleeton deftly set the stage and made me care about characters with 3 distinct points of view which, together, tells the whole story. #audio #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4d
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Of Women and Salt | Gabriela Garcia
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Some very powerful writing in this—a stunning first page as well. I felt, though, that the connection between Jeanette and Ana was a bit unfinished. My favorite part was Dolores‘ chapter—I would love to read an entire book on her alone!

Megabooks Agree re: Jeanette and Ana, but a fantastic book! 5d
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ManyWordsLater
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I‘m calling this an RGB (Really Good Book).

Nb: it has nothing to do with Ruth Bader Ginsberg

#rbg #notoriousrbg

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Julsmarshall
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#currentread while I relax after a walk and swim today! #BFC2022 Gotta move before it gets too hot!

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sherrisilvera
Cuba in My Pocket | Adrianna Cuevas
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June #bookspin was a win!

What a well done historical MG novel that was based on the author's father's experience. I cried sad and happy tears throughout as this boy immigrated to the US alone at the start of Castro's reign.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
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bio_chem06
Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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I decided to do some things out of my comfort zone. A celebrity book list AND audiobooks…. Not my typical things. But as I‘m listening, the protagonist keeps saying, “he‘s married”, responding to her forbidden attraction to this man. But I‘m just sitting in the car saying back, “he‘s your cousin!”. Did I only half listen and completely misunderstand Louis relationship? Being married is the last of her problems with that one🤦🏻‍♀️

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Liz_M
Havana Year Zero | Karla Surez
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In 1993 Cuba is in its worst economic crisis. In desperate times Julia, a young math professor whose career is stuck, hears of a lost scientific document which she believes can bring her renown. Julia‘s search reveals others who seek to rescue themselves with this document. Julia says she is thinking mathematically but I didn‘t see that. Although the plot device is ridiculous, Suárez expertly sets up a fascinating world and realistic characters.

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Mshookquilts
Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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You want to read this. Tense and moving, we look into the lives and loves of those who survived the Cuban Revolution and then their ancestors after Fidel Castro died.

FeatherV Omg you finally read it!!!!it‘s amazing right?!?! 3w
Mshookquilts @FeatherV Definitely! I enjoyed it very much! Thank you for recommending it & loaning it to me. 3w
FeatherV @Mshookquilts absolutely! I‘m so happy you loved it too 3w
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