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Next Year in Havana

(2018)
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"A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice." - Reese Witherspoon

After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity - and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution...


Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest - until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...

Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth.

Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Cleeton has penned an atmospheric, politically insightful, and highly hopeful homage to a lost world. Devour Next Year in Havana and you, too, will smell the perfumed groves, taste the ropa vieja, and feel the sun on your face." - Stephanie Dray

"A vivid, transporting novel. Next Year in Havana is about journeys—into exile, into history, and into questions of home and identity. It's an engrossing read." - David Ebershoff

"An evocative, passionate story of family loyalty and forbidden love that moves seamlessly between the past and present of Cuba’s turbulent history...Next Year in Havana kept me enthralled and savoring every word." - Shelley Noble

"Next Year in Havana is a riveting, moving novel that explores the ever-relevant themes of love and sacrifice, family and duty, patriotism and resistance. Cleeton describes Havana so vividly that I felt I was there. I could not put this book down!" - Alyssa Palombo

"A flat-out stunner of a book, at once a dual-timeline mystery, a passionate romance, and paean to the tragedy and beauty of war-torn Cuba. Simply wonderful!" - Kate Quinn

"Next Year in Havana is a ravishing jewel of romance, hope, family, and the history in Cuba." - Weina Dai Randel

"Chanel Cleeton delivers an amazing and captivating read!" - Alix Rickloff

"A compelling, un-put-downable page-turner told from two equally powerful female narratives...A must read." - Lia Riley

"Chanel Cleeton’s prose is as beautiful as Cuba itself, and the story she weaves—of exile and loss, memory and myth, forbidden love and enduring friendship—is at once sweeping and beautifully intimate." - Jennifer Robson

"An undeniably personal and intimate look at Cuba then and now, wrapped around the gripping story of two women torn between love and country." - Renée Rosen

"This gritty tale pulls back the curtain on revolutionary and modern Cuba, allowing us a glimpse of the courage, heartache, and sacrifices of those who left their country in exile, and also those who stayed behind." - Stephanie Thornton

"With graceful prose, Cleeton evokes the former grandeur of 1950s Cuba, and contrasts it with modern day Miami in this sweeping family saga of loss and love." - Heather Webb


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May 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Next Year in Havana (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
ISBN: 1-4328-4987-5 / 978-1-4328-4987-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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February 2018 : USA Library Binding

Title: Next Year In Havana (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
ISBN: 0-606-41289-1 / 978-0-606-41289-6 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Next Year in Havana
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
ISBN: 0-399-58668-7 / 978-0-399-58668-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Next Year in Havana
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
ISBN: 1-5384-6974-X / 978-1-5384-6974-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Next Year in Havana: Library Edition
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
ISBN: 1-5384-6973-1 / 978-1-5384-6973-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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Title: Next Year in Havana
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
ISBN: 1-5384-6975-8 / 978-1-5384-6975-0 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Next Year in Havana
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
Publisher: Berkley
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