Find Me in Havana by Serena Burdick audiobook

Find Me in Havana: A Novel

By Serena Burdick

Harlequin Audio, Park Row Books 9780778389361
10.33 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
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    Available on 01/12/2021

    ISBN: 9781799958703

  • Regular Price: $39.99

    Special Price $20.00

    Available on 01/12/2021

    ISBN: 9781799958710

A stunning new novel of historical fiction from the author of The Girls with No Names based on the true unsolved murder of Cuban-born Hollywood actress Estelita Rodriguez. Cuba, 1936. As her family struggles to recover from the Cuban Revolution, Estelita’s own world opens when she’s “discovered” singing in Havana nightclubs. At fifteen, her dreams to travel to America come true with the invitation to sing at the Copacabana. There, she begins a whirlwind romance with Chu Chu Martinez, a handsome actor she later marries. But when Chu Chu forbids her from performing, Estelita takes their daughter, Nina, and escapes to Hollywood. Big Sur, 1966. Nina Rodriguez grew up enamored by her mother’s beauty and glamour. She still doesn’t understand how her vivacious mother could have died so quickly from influenza and suspects a more sinister plot pointing to her mother’s most recent romance. When Nina finds herself repeating her mother’s destructive patterns with men, she looks to the lessons of her mother’s past to find a new way forward. Based on the true events of Estelita Rodriguez’s sensational life and exclusive interviews with the real Nina, Find Me in Havana beautifully captures the love, sacrifice and deep understanding that can only come from a mother-daughter relationship.

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Summary

A stunning new novel of historical fiction from the author of The Girls with No Names based on the true unsolved murder of Cuban-born Hollywood actress Estelita Rodriguez.

Cuba, 1936. As her family struggles to recover from the Cuban Revolution, Estelita’s own world opens when she’s “discovered” singing in Havana nightclubs. At fifteen, her dreams to travel to America come true with the invitation to sing at the Copacabana. There, she begins a whirlwind romance with Chu Chu Martinez, a handsome actor she later marries. But when Chu Chu forbids her from performing, Estelita takes their daughter, Nina, and escapes to Hollywood.

Big Sur, 1966. Nina Rodriguez grew up enamored by her mother’s beauty and glamour. She still doesn’t understand how her vivacious mother could have died so quickly from influenza and suspects a more sinister plot pointing to her mother’s most recent romance. When Nina finds herself repeating her mother’s destructive patterns with men, she looks to the lessons of her mother’s past to find a new way forward.

Based on the true events of Estelita Rodriguez’s sensational life and exclusive interviews with the real Nina, Find Me in Havana beautifully captures the love, sacrifice and deep understanding that can only come from a mother-daughter relationship.

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Author Bio: Serena Burdick

Author Bio: Serena Burdick

Serena Burdick graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California before moving to New York City to pursue a degree in English Literature at Brooklyn College. She is the author of The Girls with No Names, and Girl in the Afternoon, which won the 2017 International Book Award in the historical fiction category.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English