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The February Salt Water Reads Pick is Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton

The February Salt Water Reads Pick is Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Kourtney and I are so excited to announce that we have picked Chanel Cleeton's new release Next Year in Havana as our Salt Water Reads book club pick for the month of February.   As always, we hope you will read with us and post your pictures on Instagram for a chance to be featured on the Salt Water Reads page.  We also want to extend a huge thank you to Berkley Publishing for providing us with these beautiful copies. 

Synopsis:

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

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