BOOK: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
LOOK: Skirt – LOFT
“We’re all citizens of no country now, all orphans of circumstance.”
Hey trendy readers! I’m certain you’re going to love Next Year in Havana—it’s a good one! The story follows Marisol, a young freelance writer, as she travels to Havana following her grandmother Elisa’s death. Marisol longs to put faces and places to the names and stories she has grown up hearing, and she believes that visiting Havana is will bring her the kind of closure she is seeking. What she does not expect, however, is the disconnect between her grandmother’s romantic stories set amongst Cuba’s beautiful backdrop and the unsettling political unrest of the present day. There are secrets lurking in the stories she has heard, and she desperately wants to uncover the reality behind her grandmother’s seemingly glorious life as one of Cuba’s elite. Alternating between Havana in 1958 and Havana in 2017, Cleeton’s writing unearths the stories of both Elisa and Marisol as each seeks her truth and finds her place in the family and in Havana. You’ll feel like your living and breathing in Cuba while reading Cleeton’s vivid descriptions of Havana, past and present. [[RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars]] P.S. This skirt is on sale at LOFT for under $20! And it has pockets, people!
Happy Reading! xo, Amy