Waiting on Zapote Street: Love and Loss in Castro's Cuba (2020)

Waiting on Zapote Street: Love and Loss in Castro's Cuba Betty Viamontes Waiting on Zapote Street Love and Loss in Castro s Cuba This book is based on a true story It is a highly rated novel that marked the introduction to the literary world of its independent author Betty Viamontes and continues to expand its international r
  • Title: Waiting on Zapote Street: Love and Loss in Castro's Cuba
  • Author: Betty Viamontes
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  • Page: 270
  • Format: Kindle Edition
Waiting on Zapote Street: Love and Loss in Castro's Cuba Betty Viamontes This book is based on a true story It is a highly rated novel that marked the introduction to the literary world of its independent author, Betty Viamontes, and continues to expand its international reach Rio and Laura, two people from opposite backgrounds, meet in Havana, Cuba in January, 1961 A single, unselfish decision to help a stranger shatters their lives The reThis book is based on a true story It is a highly rated novel that marked the introduction to the literary world of its independent author, Betty Viamontes, and continues to expand its international reach Rio and Laura, two people from opposite backgrounds, meet in Havana, Cuba in January, 1961 A single, unselfish decision to help a stranger shatters their lives The revolution they unwittingly helped solidify creates a powerful and myopic socialist government that tears them apart Neither one of them is prepared to face the roller coaster ride their lives become Neither one of them could have imagined how much their love for each other would be tested, or for how long, or the impact their choices would have on their families Also check the author s second book Candela s Secrets and Other Havana Stories, an anthology of vivid and engaging stories that is captivating readers in the United States and abroad.
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  1. Jane

    Waiting on Zapote Street Love and Loss in Castro s Cuba is the best book ever Once I started reading the book I couldn t put it down I m an avid reader and enjoy historical fiction, even so with this book because the writing style flows so well when telling about life in Cuba from multiple family member s perspective The author s style of writing and content brings the characters to life I felt like I was in a movie with the characters instead of just reading a book I hope this story becomes a [...]

  2. Jeff Riley

    I enjoy reading history This book not only details the story of a family separated by politics, but if takes readers through various historical periods, including the day that Castro came to power The author did an excellent job placing readers on the street of Havana Excellent read

  3. Michael

    A very good friend of mine recently completed this memoir style book about her and her family s life which I found to be an incredible and insightful story about life in Cuba My friend s name is Betty Viamontes and she is a Tampa resident who has lived in the area for approximately 35 years Betty and her mother, sister and brother arrived to Florida together during the Mariel boatlift emigration on April 28, 1980 Much of the book is about what happened to her family in the years before this very [...]

  4. Fernando

    I thought this was a very interesting read The love story was heartfelt, but so, it is a very clear depiction of the struggles of the Cuban people having gone through such cruel separation of loved ones and the story of those who stayed behind in Havana In my opinion, Havana, the city itself, was this most critical character of the story going from what was a beautiful and thriving city to a stagnant and forgotten jewel Laura s story parallels so much with the actual city of Havana She is a you [...]

  5. Allen Luo

    I too came from a communist country of China when I was 16 Unlike the characters in the book, I was fortunate enough to have both of my parents love and support After reading this book, it really made me appreciate the normal things we take for granted, from a can of soda, ability to buy food we want from a store, to not have to be limited by food rationing I remember this from childhood , freedom of expression, religion, and a simple telephone call I will think twice before I complain about any [...]

  6. Kayrene Smither

    Betty Viamontes writes with such clarity and skill Absolutely loved this story It is heartbreaking to watch her struggle with life in Cuba, and away from her husband Loved their determination This book is a first person account of what life was like after Castro overtook the country Took away their land, their businesses, their freedom It is heartbreaking to learn about the true pain that was caused, and even so to know that it even continues all these many years later Just horrible to think en [...]

  7. Suzanne

    This novel is one by which every turn of the page invites the reader into the house on Zapote Street and into the heart of a woman who selflessly sacrifices everything for her family It is a novel that shows the strength, love, courage, and determination of a mother, during the harshest of times, to give her children, what is the right of all human beings, the chance for freedom and opportunity As a reader, you will route for Laura, and be behind her and her family every step of the way.

  8. Greg Girard

    When hopes and dreams are dashed, only character and courage will see this desperate family through Set in the early days of Castro s Cuba, we get a fresh perspective and new insight into this tumultuous time A remarkable story of strength, determination, and the power of love Historical fiction with a strong tie to current events.

  9. NINGARD

    I was unaware of the hardships many families were subjected to living in Castro s Cuba I truly enjoyed reading this book and even had tears in my eyes especially when reading the last few chapters Thank you for letting us into your life and sharing your family s story.

  10. AnneMarie

    Interesting for an easy insight into Cuba I found it difficult to find historical fiction based in the country but the book is poorly written and the pacing is off.

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