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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
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 take a vacation in 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. This book makes a great read for those with an interest in Cuban history, a zest for romance, or a passion for travel. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
T7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simón, Melanie Bowden
Dewey number
  • 972.91
  • B
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
System control number
  • ocn953172793
  • 1839412
  • (OCoLC)953172793
Label
La Americana : a memoir, Melanie Bowden Simón
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
System control number
  • ocn953172793
  • 1839412
  • (OCoLC)953172793

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