“A sweeping love story and tale of courage and familial and patriotic legacy that spans generations.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Next Year in Havana reminds us that while love is complicated and occasionally heartbreaking, it’s always worth the risk.”—NPR
Here’s What Reese Has to Say About It:
Forbidden love. Courage. Family secrets. @reesewitherspoon’s July book pick, #NextYearInHavana by @chanelcleeton, is one that’s filled with passion, mystery and romance—and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on this incredible story! When Marisol, a Cuban-American woman, returns to Havana to scatter her grandmother’s ashes, she starts to discover a side of her history that’s as complicated as it is beautiful… and in the process, she finds love where she shouldn’t. It’s an absolutely beautiful story that you’ll wish could go on and on, whether you’re turning pages or listening on @audible_com. We can’t wait to hear what you think!
“A beautiful novel that’s full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice.”–Reese Witherspoon
After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity–and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution…
Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba’s high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country’s growing political unrest–until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary…
Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa’s last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth.
Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba’s tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she’ll need the lessons of her grandmother’s past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.