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La Americana : a memoir

Summary: "La Americana is the story of Melanie Bowden Simon, who, at the age of twenty-five, left her job at Tina Brown's Talk magazine following the death of her mother and decided to take a vacation in Havana, Cuba, with a friend. Little did she know that she would meet and fall in love with a Cuban man named Luis and dive headlong into a culture defined by beauty, humor, and grace within the unnerving realities of communism. In this memoir, Simon details her fascination with Cuban culture as she grapples with the death of her mother. She also covers the struggle to get in and out of Cuba at a time when the country is labeled a pariah state. Yet over and over again, Simon manages to overcome international barriers and overcome language and cultural obstacles-all in the name of her love for Luis. This book makes a great read for those with an interest in Cuban history, a zest for romance, or a passion for travel. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O.J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781510702554
  • ISBN: 1510702555
  • ISBN: 9781510702561
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 222 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: Havana -- Manhattan and Tina Brown's 'Talk' -- Gringas in Castro's Cuba -- Tick tock -- Who's afraid of Uncle Sam? -- Maria Victoria and the Casa Particular -- Click clack go the tiles -- Hallmark moments -- Advanced cancer -- Devastating blow -- Old man and the sea -- Path finder -- Signs and symbols -- Castro the artist -- Good-byes -- Therapy in the garden -- Gypsy -- Freckles -- La Americana -- The Kiss -- Thirty-six hours and counting -- War -- Budapest -- A mismatched LEGO piece -- Lost along the Danube -- The Serb -- Breathe, Mel, breathe -- Lost in translation -- Wings of an angel -- You're talking, but I can't hear you -- Viva La Revolución! -- Pi-Chi! -- The real deal -- The elephant in the room -- Grim reaper -- Castro, Bush, and the racy tango -- Santo -- The lost boys of Cuba -- Starstruck -- Lockout -- To Mom, love Princesa -- Graveside -- Friends and the curious case of the speed bump -- A Havana wedding and the Canadian chickens -- Tobacco, mangoes, and the horseback Cafecito -- Acceptance -- Nooks, crannies, and saying adios -- Miami-bound.
Subject: Simón, Melanie Bowden
Simón, Melanie Bowden Travel Cuba
Cuba Description and travel
Cuba Social life and customs
Cuba Politics and government 21st century
Man-woman relationships Cuba
Authors, American Biography
Americans Cuba Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Literary
HISTORY Caribbean & West Indies Cuba
Genre: Autobiographies.

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