Reader recommendation: Waiting for Snow in Havana
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Carlos Eire was nine when Castro marched into Havana and 11 when he was airlifted to Miami out of revolution-torn Cuba with 14,000 other children in Operation Pedro Pan. Waiting for Snow in Havana is a spell-binding look at pre-Castro Havana through a child’s eyes. But it’s more – inside this book, like nesting dolls, you get Cuba, Havana, the neighborhood, the eccentric family, and the spirit of the young memoirist himself.