The Sugar Island

by Ivonne Lamazares | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0395860407 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lauraloo29 of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 5/22/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, May 22, 2014
Received from emmejo as a winner of the Canada/US Happy Day Sweeps. :)

Born and raised in Cuba, she writes of her homeland with unmatched authenticity, immediacy, and poetry. The story of a mother and daughter who flee to American shores, THE SUGAR ISLAND depicts a culture in conflict with itself, where the old world chafes against the new and where a parent's desperate grab for freedom has dire consquences for her child. Remarkably, the events and potent emotions the novel evokes take place not today or yesterday, but at the height of Castro's revolution four decades ago.
The story is told in the brave, tough voice of Tanya, a girl on the verge of womanhood, who is at odds with her mother and with the rapidly changing world around her. In the wake of the revolution, Tanya's mother -- passionate and unreliable -- is determined to leave Cuba at all costs. She is also determined to take her reluctant daughter with her. Tanya is unsure of her mother's motives, and equally unsure of her love. When at last they embark on the perilous sea voyage to freedom, they leave behind the ruins of old Havana and a ravaged landscape. What they face in America, though, is far from certain.

Journal Entry 2 by lauraloo29 at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, September 09, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (9/13/2017 UTC) at Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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Journal Entry 3 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Oh thank you, I am very interested in Cuba, so this sounds fashinating!

Journal Entry 4 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Very good story about hard life in Cuba, about two women who are each strong in their own way.

Journal Entry 5 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Monday, April 02, 2018
To Mutteri next.

Journal Entry 6 by Mutteri at Lahti, Päijät-Häme / Päijänne-Tavastland Finland on Friday, April 27, 2018
I am sorry I have not even registered this yet to me. Thank you for sending this to me. As I was last year in Cuba I wanted to read this. I liked this story. I use this for the Helmet readin challenge.

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