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sheila-english's picture
Dec.06.2013
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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...
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...
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Jul.05.2013
           Visitors are welcome again in Cuba, although their freedom to move around is still limited.  When I was there during a brief thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba, we were allowed to explore most of the island, as long as we...
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Aug.13.2012
       The acrylic Coke bottles brazenly alternating with inverted Havana Club bottles couldn’t help but snag the attention of passersby.  It was just one of the paintings, drawings, handicrafts, and other works of art being hawked by their creators at the weekly...
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Oct.21.2009
My friend Richard takes a room at the Capri. After three sleep-deprived days in our noisy, group-rate Havana hotel, he has grown restless and grumpy. By his own admission, Richard "doesn't care about politics." He is a romantic, not a revolutionary. He wants a quiet room, a clean bed, and...