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The Wise Women of Havana

3.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  76 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Set against the exotic background of Cuba in 1938, The Wise Women of Havana is the deeply moving, lyrical, and yet earthy story of three remarkable women whose lives are suddenly intricately intertwined.

When Marguita, a beautiful and voluptuous young girl, marries Lorenzo, they find their dream home in a cozy apartment in Havana. But that dream is soon shattered. Lorenzo's
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ebook, 336 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Anne
Aug 23, 2007 Anne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: not many people
This book was kind of annoying because it was very very predictable and every problem had a really easy solution that always worked out just as planned. It's set up to include the struggles of life in Cuba in the 30's, but that is not what's delivered. I ended up skipping many pages and not missing a thing.
Nancy
Aug 12, 2014 Nancy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Denise
Shelves: espanol, cuba
This was a very engaging story, not too difficult for a non-native reader. In the very first chapter, a young married couple move into the husband's parents' house and his sister sneaks into their bedroom and watches them having sex. And everything in the plot proceeds from that. Sometimes I found his style of story-telling a bit repetitive, always reviewing plot points from previous chapters, but then again, that was part of what made it so easy to read. I liked all the cultural detail of Cuban ...more
Mindy
Jul 09, 2009 Mindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Quick easy read. Good glimpse of Cuban culture. Not as much depth as I think the author had hoped for. It is about sexual relationships, so if you don't like that, you probably don't want to read it.
Porter
Nov 13, 2012 Porter rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting perspective on daily life in Havanna after the Stock Market Crash here. Our book club found the book not really stimulating but still eye opening.
Robin
Jun 29, 2012 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a fairly good story about life in Cuba in the early 20th century.
Courtney
Aug 14, 2008 Courtney rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Good story, sort of wierd the way he tells it, maybe a cultural barrier there?
Rachel
Jul 16, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The audio book was very well done.
Jessica
Very predictable but sweet.
Stephanie
Starts off slow but manages to engage the reader after a few chapters. There's a lot of conflict between characters that seems a little more hyped than it should be, but still a good read if you're looking to improve your Spanish.
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