"Remarkable...An intricate weaving of dramatic events with the supernatural and the cosmic...Evocative and lush...A rich and haunting narrative, an...more
"Remarkable...An intricate weaving of dramatic events with the supernatural and the cosmic...Evocative and lush...A rich and haunting narrative, an excellent new voice in contemporary fiction."SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLENow available in a Spanish language edition from Ballantine Books.Here is the dreamy and bittersweet story of a family divided by politics and geography by the Cuban revolution. It is the family story of Celia del Pino, and her husband, daughter and grandchildren, from the mid-1930s to 1980. Celia's story mirrors the magical realism of Cuba itself, a country of beauty and poverty, idealism and corruption. DREAMING IN CUBAN presents a unique vision and a haunting lamentation for a past that might have been. less
I really enjoyed this book. It definitely moves like an epic, but I feel like it should be a Women's Literature classic. The voice of these women are so carefully woven together, yet so different from each other...
They all share a message but deliver it in so many different ways...
This novel left me in an incredibly nostalgic place... I want to read more literature about my people now
I felt as if I were swimming through this book ... cristina garcia's words flowing about me like liquid or velvet. Just lovely. the characters are vivid, the locale descriptions produced fabulous visuals ...
I was fortunate to attend an author talk & book signing in Hartford. Ms. Garcia is lovely & very down to earth. A very enjoyable evening.
It is a great novel. I read it in Spanish (WHICH IS THE ORIGINAL VERSION) and I found it full of the flavors, the folklore of the people of that Cuba that Garcia so well describes, and the political dilemma of the Country.The myth of Castro is wonderfully worked out by the author. A writer to keep our eyes on.
Earthy and, at times, raw. It plumbs the usually fodder of finding the meaning of family, femininity and love.
Earthy and feminine, the intersecting lives of one family of women plumb the depths of what it means to love.