Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

Carlos Eire (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Free Press
Publish Date
January 13, 2004
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.54 X 0.96 X 8.46 inches | 0.81 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743246415
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About the Author

Carlos Eire was born in Havana in 1950 and left his homeland in 1962, one of fourteen thousand unaccompanied children airlifted out of Cuba by Operation Pedro Pan. After living in a series of foster homes, he was reunited with his mother in Chicago in 1965. Eire earned his PhD at Yale University in 1979 and is now the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale. He lives in Guilford, Connecticut, with his wife, Jane, and their three children.

Reviews

Los Angeles Times The most accomplished literary expression of exile sensibility to have appeared to date. What is powerful and lasting about the book is Eire's evocation of childhood and his extraordinary literary ability.
The Boston Globe Eire is gifted with what might be called lyric precision -- a knack for grasping the life of a moment through its sensuous particulars....Vigorously written and alive.
The Washington Post Bursting with wonderful details and images and populated by characters so well described that they seem to be sitting next to you on the couch.
The Miami Herald A wistful glimpse of a shattered world.