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Cuba Diaries: An American Housewife in Havana
by Isadora Tattlin | Travel
Registered by MissTree of Oceanside, California USA on 4/12/2014
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by MissTree from Oceanside, California USA on Saturday, April 12, 2014

6 out of 10

The author, is an American woman who lived in Cuba with her husband, a European businessman, and their two young children in Cuba during the 1990's.

This was an interesting, if dated look inside a Cuba not normally seen by American eyes. I think the author did a good job of representing the many facets of Cuba's history, culture, regime, and this small island nation's dysfunctional relationship with its gigantic, superpower neighbor. (Dysfunctional on both sides.)

She comes off as a bit of an ugly American at times, though, IMO. There are times she seems to whine about the "help", and panics at the thought of caring for her own children without a nanny. Puh-leeze, right?

I did like this book, though, and felt that it was, for the most part, a fair and honest look at Cuba.

I plan to release this on 4/21, International Bookcrossing Day. 

Journal Entry 2 by MissTree at Optimas Family Medicine in Oceanside, California USA on Monday, April 21, 2014

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