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When We Left Cuba

(2019)
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Instant New York Times bestseller!

In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life - and heart - to take back her country in this exhilarating New York Times bestselling historical novel from the author of Next Year in Havana,a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.


Beautiful. Daring. Deadly.

The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez - her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost.

As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of the Florida Strait, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own. When the ever-changing tides of history threaten everything she has fought for, she must make a choice between her past and future - but the wrong move could cost Beatriz everything - not just the island she loves, but also the man who has stolen her heart...

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Scintillating.... An intriguing dive into the turbulent Cuban-American history of the 1960s, and the unorthodox choices made by a strong historical woman." - Marie Benedict

"Powerful, emotional and oh so real. One woman's fight to reclaim her own country, against all odds and no matter what the cost is intertwined with the real history of our lifetime and creates an unforgettable story." - Rhys Bowen

"By turns a captivating historical novel, a sweeping love story, and a daring tale of espionage--I absolutely adored this gem of a novel." - Jillian Cantor

"Cleeton once again delivers a masterful tale of political intrigue tinged with personal heartbreak. Her ferocity and fearlessness can be found on every page, and Beatriz's story--one of vengeance, betrayal, and bravery--astonishes and thrills." - Fiona Davis

"Oozing with atmosphere and intrigue...Evocative. powerful, and beautifully written." - Hazel Gaynor

"Atmospheric and evocative, When We Left Cuba captivates with its compelling portrayals of the glamorous Cuban exile community and powerful forbidden love set against the dangerous intrigue of the Cold War. Unforgettable and unputdownable!" - Laura Kamoie

"Bold, unconventional Beatriz makes a heroine for the ages... A thrilling, thought-provoking read!" - Kate Quinn

"With a sure hand for historical detail, an impeccable eye for setting, and a heroine who grasps hold of your heart and never lets go, Chanel Cleeton has created another dazzlingly atmospheric and absorbing story of Cuba and its exiles. A beautiful and profoundly affecting novel from a writer whose work belongs on the shelves of every lover of historical fiction." - Jennifer Robson

"Rich in historic detail, When We Left Cuba has it all--the excitement of a page-turning thriller, the sizzle of a steamy romance and the elegant prose of a master storyteller." - Renée Rosen

"A gorgeously atmospheric homage to a country and a past that vibrates with emotion on every page. Historic events, espionage, and a Kennedy-esque romance make this novel a rich read, but the addition of a formidable heroine truly makes it unputdownable. This is not just historical fiction, but also an unrequited love story for a country and a way of life, as well as a journey of self-discovery for a woman torn between love and the two countries she calls home." - Karen White

"Cleeton draws you into the glamour, intrigue, and uncertainty of the Cuban exile community just after Castro's coup through a heroine who could give Mata Hari a run for her money.... You'll be rooting for Beatriz to change the course of history--and find her own hard-won happily ever after." - Lauren Willig


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Hardback Editions

September 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: When We Left Cuba (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
ISBN: 1-4328-6313-4 / 978-1-4328-6313-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: When We Left Cuba
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
ISBN: 0-451-49086-X / 978-0-451-49086-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: When We Left Cuba
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
ISBN: 1-982550-36-8 / 978-1-982550-36-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: When We Left Cuba: A Novel
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
ISBN: 1-982550-37-6 / 978-1-982550-37-0
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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February 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: When We Left Cuba: A Novel
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
ISBN: 1-982550-38-4 / 978-1-982550-38-7
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: When We Left Cuba: A Novel
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: When We Left Cuba: A Novel
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
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April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: When We Left Cuba
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton
Publisher: Berkley
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