Cuba and Beyond...The Journey, is the true story of a privileged Cuban family pursuing a life of distinguished medical service until Fidel Castro comes to power and their world collapses overnight. Their ever-increasing suffering is accompanied by a years-long plight to escape the clutches of Castro's merciless regime. The story focuses on Felipe, a prosperous surgeon, and his wife Clara, a psychologist, who are left behind in Cienfuegos, known as La Perla del Sur (the Pearl of the South), to face the increasing repressions and deprivations of a despotic and violent government. This highly personal and memorable story shares how the historic events of the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the arrival of 43,000 Russian troops impacts the daily lives of Felipe, Clara, their family, and friends. All of them witness their beautiful Cienfuegos, homeland, and culture deteriorate as the Cuban people descend inexorably into despair, until recent events provide a glimmer of hope and restoration.
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About the Author
Diana Posada, who is retired and living in Central Oregon, joined a creative writing class. The class enjoyed her stories and generously encouraged her to write a book. In her spare time she and her Cuban husband, fly fish, hunt and travel. She is now working on her second book, My Adventures with My Cuban Husband and two books about women pioneers in Idaho and other books to be announced. You can email email@example.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Written with a cinematic eye for a culture, a people and a family that endures and survives a tumultuous and terrifying crucible and, ultimately, emerges triumphant. A very good read.
Felicity was my mentor for many years. I have heard many of the stories of his life, an am anxious to read the entire work. My friend, the man who started from everything, went to nothing, but never lost hope, and maintained his honor and generous spirit.