On Sale: July 5, 2016
Featuring: Melanie Bowden Simón
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La Americana is the story of Melanie Bowden Simón,
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, Simón 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, Simón manages to
overcome international barriers and overcome language and
cultural obstacles—all in the name of her love for
This book makes a great read for those with an
interest in Cuban history, a zest for romance, or a passion
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