Engaging New Book on Cuba
By Oscar Ramirez
Please allow me to introduce myself: My name is OSCAR M. RAMÍREZ-ORBEA and I'm happy to announce that Airleaf Publishing (www.airleaf.com) has recently released my new book of short stories, CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO.
A collection of 14 short stories, in both English and Spanish, based on the author's experiences of childhood before and after the Communist revolution. Lots of nostalgia for those who knew Cuba in the 50's and 60's and plenty of humor for readers in general. Includes also many period family photographs that illustrate the stories and bring them vividly to life!
+It also includes an Appendix for educators wishing to use the book in Spanish or English foreign language classes.
§ Book Information
§ Paperback: 392 pages
§ Publisher: Airleaf Publishing; 1st edition (January 10, 2006)
§ Language: English, Spanish
§ ISBN: 1594539553
In the hope that you might consider introducing CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO to your book club or reading group, my publisher has proposed the following: Although the book can be found on B&N.com, Amazon.com (please see posted reviews) and in your local bookstore, you can now purchase it directly from the publisher at www.airleaf.com for $19.95. Furthermore, if your club or group decides to read CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO , I will make myself available, via telephone or online, for an author 'meet & greet.' As long as you have a speaker phone on your end, we can schedule a time to discuss the book and I can answer any questions that you might have (to schedule this, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org). I sincerely hope to meet you and your fellow readers!
Reviewed by: John L. Hoh, Jr. Bookideas.com : As the title suggests, this book is bi-lingual. It is also written by a professor who actually was born and raised in Cuba and fled Cuba was a boy with his family. The reason for this exodus from Cuba was the Castro "revolution" and its effects on a middle income family that owned its own business. When Castro took over he nationalized all businesses. Thus Ramírez-Orbea's family lost the businesses they had built from the ground up.......
Review by Betty Corbin Tucker of IP BookReviews : As I began reading Cuba, I Remember You by Oscar M. Ramirez-Orbea, I was intrigued by the unusual layout of the pages. The collection of short stories is presented in both English and Spanish in a way that is easily read and followed. Although I have never been to Cuba—and probably never will go there—the author took me there with his descriptive words of the island, houses where he lived, introduction of family members, vivid images of childhood friends, and other memories of his life before and after the revolution......
Individual Reader Reviews
For my complete bio, please see CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO
Sincere thanks for your time and interest. I look forward to hearing from you.
Oscar M. Ramirez-Orbea Ph.D
About the Author
Dr. Ramírez-Orbea, was born in Camagüey, Cuba, in 1955. He emigrated with his family to the US in 1966, after completing elementary school in his home country. He longs one day to return to his native city of Camagüey and to all the fond memories it holds for him. Currently he resides in California with his Family.
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