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The Resource La Americana : a memoir, Melanie Bowden Simón

La Americana : a memoir, Melanie Bowden Simón

Label
La Americana : a memoir
Title
La Americana
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Bowden Simón
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'La Americana' is the story of Melanie Bowden Simon, who, at the age of twenty-five, left her job at Tina Brown's 'Talk' magazine following the death of her mother and decided to travel to Havana, Cuba, with a friend. Little did she know that she would meet and fall in love with a Cuban man named Luis and dive headlong into a culture defined by beauty, humor, and grace within the unnerving realities of communism. In this memoir, Simon details her fascination with Cuban culture as she grapples with the death of her mother. She also covers the struggle to get in and out of Cuba at a time when the country is labeled a pariah state. Yet over and over again, Simon manages to overcome international barriers and overcome language and cultural obstacles-- all in the name of her love for Luis"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simón, Melanie Bowden
Dewey number
972.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1765.3
LC item number
.S57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simón, Melanie Bowden,
  • Simón, Melanie Bowden
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Authors, American
  • Americans
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
Label
La Americana : a memoir, Melanie Bowden Simón
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Havana -- Manhattan and Tina Brown's 'Talk' -- Gringas in Castro's Cuba -- Tick tock -- Who's afraid of Uncle Sam? -- Maria Victoria and the Casa Particular -- Click clack go the tiles -- Hallmark moments -- Advanced cancer -- Devastating blow -- Old man and the sea -- Path finder -- Signs and symbols -- Castro the artist -- Good-byes -- Therapy in the garden -- Gypsy-- Freckles -- La Americana -- The Kiss -- Thirty-six hours and counting -- War -- Budapest -- A mismatched LEGO piece -- Lost along the Danube -- The Serb -- Breathe, Mel, breathe -- Lost in translation -- Wings of an angel -- You're talking, but I can't hear you -- Viva La Revolución! -- Pi-Chi! -- The real deal -- The elephant in the room -- Grim reaper -- Castro, Bush, and the racy tango -- Santo -- The lost boys of Cuba -- Starstruck -- Lockout -- To Mom, love Princesa -- Graveside -- Friends and the curious case of the speed bump -- A Havana wedding and the Canadian chickens -- Tobacco, mangoes, and the horseback Cafecito -- Acceptance -- Nooks, crannies, and saying adios -- Miami-bound
Control code
ocn914219482
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9781510702554
Lccn
2016024042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
La Americana : a memoir, Melanie Bowden Simón
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Havana -- Manhattan and Tina Brown's 'Talk' -- Gringas in Castro's Cuba -- Tick tock -- Who's afraid of Uncle Sam? -- Maria Victoria and the Casa Particular -- Click clack go the tiles -- Hallmark moments -- Advanced cancer -- Devastating blow -- Old man and the sea -- Path finder -- Signs and symbols -- Castro the artist -- Good-byes -- Therapy in the garden -- Gypsy-- Freckles -- La Americana -- The Kiss -- Thirty-six hours and counting -- War -- Budapest -- A mismatched LEGO piece -- Lost along the Danube -- The Serb -- Breathe, Mel, breathe -- Lost in translation -- Wings of an angel -- You're talking, but I can't hear you -- Viva La Revolución! -- Pi-Chi! -- The real deal -- The elephant in the room -- Grim reaper -- Castro, Bush, and the racy tango -- Santo -- The lost boys of Cuba -- Starstruck -- Lockout -- To Mom, love Princesa -- Graveside -- Friends and the curious case of the speed bump -- A Havana wedding and the Canadian chickens -- Tobacco, mangoes, and the horseback Cafecito -- Acceptance -- Nooks, crannies, and saying adios -- Miami-bound
Control code
ocn914219482
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9781510702554
Lccn
2016024042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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