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Love and Ghost Letters

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On the day she is born, Josefina Navarro's nursemaid foretells misfortune. But for the young socialite in pre-Castro Cuba, her life in Havana with her Sergeant of police father is idyllic. That is, until she falls in love with Lorenzo, a penniless man who takes her away to the impoverished town of El Cotorro, and her father disowns her. Josefina comes to wish her father de...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 19th 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2005)
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Think one generation of 100 Years of Solitude, in Cuba during the Revolution. BUT without being derivative; it wasn't until just now that the Garcia-Marquez occurred to me. It follows the daughter of a Spanish-born seargent who marries down. Really good and interesting.

Camila noted the straightening of the sergeant's back, his hands coming down to hang, defeated, at his sides. Camila stood then and said, "You were supposed to have died, long ago?"
I am alive, nina," he said, and pressed his hand
Laura Vidueira
M. Acevedo is a truly gifted writer who welcomes you to walk into each character's world. You are transported to preCastro Cuba from page 1. Anyone can enjoy this well-crafted novel, but if you happen to be Cuban or Cuban American-- you must read this beautiful novel.
Thanks, Laura, for this one. It revealed my ignorance of cuban history, but was unique and, at times, very moving.
Cliched overdone story about the immigrant experience, but at least its ending is bleak.
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The boy in this novel, Lalo, reminds me very much of boys I went to school with in Miami.
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Chantel Acevedo holds an MFA from the University of Miami. Her novel, Love and Ghost Letters (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), won the Latino International Book Award for Best Historical Fiction, and was nominated for Connecticut Book of the Year. Her other novels include: A Falling Star (Carolina Wren Press, 2013), winner of the Doris Bakwin Award, Song the Red Cloak, a historical novel for young adult...more
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