2024 book club

march book

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

library? yes (physical + digital)

travel · adventure · family drama | 300-400 pages

This book will transport you not only through time, but to the colorful and lively streets of Cuba. Alternating between Havana in 1958 and 2017, this novel delves into Cuba's tumultuous history and enduring culture. In present-day Miami, Marisol has promised to spread her recently departed grandmother's ashes. So Marisol heads to Havana, where her grandmother's childhood stories come to life, and she discovers more about her own culture than she could have imagined.


next club meeting date: March 29 @ 7pm

We think a film adaptation of this book should have a third timeline: America in the 2000s, with Elisa telling a teenaged Marisol stories, so we can see the two of them interact and hear the stories that Marisol is carrying in her mind when she finally visits Havana.