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Serena Burdick is the author of the novels GIRL IN THE AFTERNOON (St. Martin’s Press, 2016) and THE GIRLS WITH NO NAMES, forthcoming from Park Row Books in January 2020. She is the 2017 International Book Award Winner for Historical Fiction. She holds an Associates of Arts degree from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in theater and a Bachelors of Arts from Brooklyn College in English literature. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.

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The Girls with No Names

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A beautiful story of two women connected by family and fate, the novel expertly crafts a narrative of how the daughter of a renowned actress and singer must come to terms with the childhood she had and the life she’s led thus far after her " Read more of this review »
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"This poignant story is based on the life of Cuban singer and actress Estelita Rodriguez, as told to the author by her daughter. During a time when women were supposed to bow to their husband’s wishes, both Mamá and Estelita were cut from a different " Read more of this review »
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"Find Me in Havana by Serena Burdick is an excellent historical fiction (that is written about true characters and events) kept me fascinated and enthralled from beginning to end.

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Very engaging, beautiful description of the natural world. I loved the beginning, but as the book went on I found it hard to believe. There was something off, for me, in the male attention paid to this wild girl and how those relationships unfolded. ...more
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“Over time Luella would discover, as I had, as her daughter would, that we can’t outrun ourselves.”
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“But life’s a blind business, none of us can see up ahead, and none of us would move forward if we could. So,”
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“We're all hurt and broken ... You're no different. You walk around with that sorry face, as if you're the only one's seen hardship. Have you tried looking at anyone else's face? Everyone in here's been put through the wringer.”
Serena Burdick, The Girls with No Names

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