Next Year in Havana

Next Year in Havana

Title:Next Year in Havana
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780399586682
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:361 pages

After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution...

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...

Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth.

Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.


    Next Year in Havana Reviews

  • Miranda Reads

    "I promised I would never see you again.""So this is good-bye, then?""No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera.Elisa's...

  • Angela M

    I always enjoy knowing an author’s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this “the book of my heart” and thanks her family for sharing t...

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. “We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.” Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying...

  • Liz

    4.5 stars, rounded up.As a voracious reader and reviewer, I’m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a go...

  • Warda

    "The Americans preach liberty, and freedom , and democracy at home, and practice tyranny throughout the rest of the world." Goodness, this book took my breath away.I do not think I have the ability t...

  • Jen

    I’m a sucker for Cuba. It’s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee.This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1...

  • Georgia Howard

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint.Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that’s been sequester...

  • Julie

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one an...

  • Carol (Bookaria)

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence.The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timel...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    $1.99 Kindle sale, July 17, 2019. This is a moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, with a coupl...