In this episode, Shannon and Stacy chat with USA Today, best-selling author, Chanel Cleeton.
They talk about her latest release, "When We Left Cuba", and about the companion novel which came out last year, entitled: "Next Year In Havana".
They also talk about her professional background, her writing process and a bit about upcoming books. Of course, it wouldn't be Book bistro, if they did not also mention what she is reading.
Books in this episode are:
Chanel Cleeton, When We Left Cuba
Chanel Cleeton, Next Year In Havana
Fatima Farheen Mirza, A Place For Us
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Chanel Cleeton joins Amy to talk about her new book, NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA. They talk about music playlists, the real family story that inspired the novel, and what she learned while researching the revolution.
Learn more about the book here:http://bit.ly/2nXyMg9
Today my guest is Chanel Cleeton, author of the new book Next Year In Havanna.
THE JULY PICK FOR REESE WITHERSPOON'S HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB
"A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice."--Reese Witherspoon
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.
Originally from Florida, Chanel Cleeton grew up on stories of her family's exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in England where she earned a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master's degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Chanel also received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She loves to travel and has lived in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.
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