If you want to know what it was like to live in Havana during the 1950s, Tony Mendoza's absorbing novel is your best guide. Lively, sexy and beautifully written, A CUBAN SUMMER is not only a sensitive (and often hilarious) coming of age tale but a splendid portrait of a culture and a way of life that would soon disappear, perhaps forever.”
—Gustavo Perez Firmat, author, LIFE ON THE HYPHON.
I'm the author of three photography books that combine personal stories with photographs. (Ernie: A Photographer's Memoir, Stories, Cuba: Going Back). I was also a professor in the Art Department at the Ohio State University for 25 years. (I retired this year...