Millions of people have been dreaming about Fidel Castro’s death for almost 60 years. It’s finally true – Fidel Castro died on Friday, November 25, at the age of 90. Funeral arrangements are underway in Havana, while in Little Havana/Miami the celebration continues.
The Latina Book Club offers some books about life before, during and after Fidel. Happy Reading.
- BEFORE NIGHT FALLS by Reinaldo Arenas (Penguin Books)
- CUBA: ANOTHER SIDE OF THE STORY by Iris M. Diaz (Xlibris)
- CUBA DIARIES: AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE IN HAVANA by Isadora Tattlin (Broadway Books)
- CUBA IN SPLINTERS: 11 STORIES FROM A NEW CUBA edited by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo (OR Books)
- CUBAN-AMERICAN, DANCING ON THE HYPHEN by Amarilys Gacio Rassler (SPS Publications)
- DANCING WITH CUBA: A MEMOIR OF THE REVOLUTION by Alma Guillermoprieto (Vintage)
- DREAMING IN CUBAN by Cristina Garcia (Ballantine)
- EVERYONE LEAVES by Wendy Guerra (Amazon Crossing)
- FINDING MAÑANA: A MEMOIR OF A CUBAN EXODUS by Mirta Ojito (Penguin)
- HAVANA DREAMS: A STORY OF A CUBAN FAMILY by Wendy Gimbel (Vintage)
- HOW TO LEAVE HIALEAH by Jennine Capó Crucet (St. Martin’s Press)
- LA BELLE CREOLE by Alina Garcia-Lapuerta (Chicago Review Press)
- MEA CUBA by Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
- MORTIFICTIONS by Derek Palacio (Tim Duggan Books)
- SOFRITO by Philippe Diederich (Cinco Punto Press)
- REYITA: THE LIFE OF A BLACK CUBAN WOMAN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Maria De Los Reyes Castillo Bueno (Duke University Press)
- THE DEATH OF FIDEL PEREZ by Elizabeth Huergo (Unbridled Books)
- THE DISTANT MARVELS by Chantel Acevedo (Europe Editions)
- THE FIRELY LETTERS: A SUFFRAGETTE’S JOURNEY TO CUBA by Margarita Engle (Henry Holt & Co.)
- THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE by Oscar Hijuelos (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
- THE MARES OF LENIN PARK by Agustin D. Martinez (Press Americana)
- THE PRINCE OF LOS COCUYOS by Richard Blanco (Ecco Press)
- THE SKINNY YEARS by Raul Ramos y Sanchez (Beck & Branch Publishers)
- WE CAME ALL THE WAY FROM CUBA SO YOU COULD DRESS LIKE THIS? by Achy Obejas (Cleis Press)
- WAITING FOR SNOW IN HAVANA: CONFESSIONS OF A CUBAN BOY by Carlos Eire (Free Press)
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