Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire

The book is a memoir of a young boy's life in Havana, Cuba, during the 1950s, just before and during the Cuban Revolution. It vividly depicts the boy's privileged, idyllic childhood filled with joy and adventure, which is abruptly disrupted by the political upheaval that leads to his exile to the United States. The narrative is a poignant exploration of loss, identity, displacement, and the enduring emotional impact of childhood experiences.

The 9766th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 18

Since this book was first published in 2003, there is a penalty of 46.4%. The age adjusted score is 9.65.

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