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dale-estey's picture
Feb.15.2014
I have not tried this yet - but then, it has been lost for over half a century. [DE]     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Hemingway's favourite burger recipe We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other" wrote Ernest Hemingway in...
robert-earle's picture
Dec.29.2013
I've had two new stories published this week and invite you to check them out.   "Cosa Buena" appears in Americandiplomacy.com "Snowfall" appears in brooklyner.org    
sheila-english's picture
Dec.06.2013
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libby-fischer-hellmann's picture
Oct.24.2013
Today, more than three million tourists visit Cuba every year (except for Americans, of course). In fact, tourism is the country’s #1 source of revenue. People are drawn by Cuba’s climate, beaches, attractive prices, and remarkable history. It wasn’t always this way. Poor post-revolution relations...
libby-fischer-hellmann's picture
Oct.07.2013
As you know, I’ve been talking about Calle Libro, the first English language bookstore that’s opened in Havana since the revolution. While they’re wildly popular, like many businesses in Cuba, they do not have the funds to buy books. So, for those of you who want to help, whether you’re planning a...
dixie-swanson's picture
Oct.01.2013
Why is it that if you eat with your hands and your mouth, your bottom and thighs get fat instead of your fingers and lips?   Why is there a split in the front of some toilet seats and not in others?   Why do different communities have different recycling rules? Can’t we all just agree...
libby-fischer-hellmann's picture
Aug.29.2013
I like that my latest release, Havana Lost, hit the shelves around the same time a little miracle happened. After decades without an English language bookstore, one has opened in Havana. It’s the first one since the revolution. Does the new store, aptly named Cuba Libro, mark the start of Cuba...
libby-fischer-hellmann's picture
Aug.20.2013
Havana Lost has launched at last. Feedback has started to roll in. And I’m fascinated by how many readers say they are ‘disturbed’ by Frankie Pacelli’s transformation from a young vulnerable likeable girl into—well (spoiler alert averted), what she ultimately became. My response? She had to. When...
libby-fischer-hellmann's picture
Jul.17.2013
Thought you might like to take a look at this. It's called a "Glossi" and it's a short online magazine that you can read at your leisure. Of course, it's about Cuba as described through excerpts from the book.    Just click below, and be sure to let me know what you think.   ...
libby-fischer-hellmann's picture
Jul.11.2013
Well, that’s it. My latest novel, Havana Lost, is finally out in the wild, being read by a bunch of fans who have downloaded the Advance Reader Copy. I’ve already been asked a whole load of questions about the writing process, the book, the characters and Cuba itself. Here are my answers. What...