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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Guerra Narrator: Laura Roppe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469216126
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When Nieve Guerra finds herself caught between the tides of her parents’ turbulent relationship and a country torn apart by political unrest, she begins recording the intimate and harsh details of her life within the pages of her Diary. Nieve is sent away from her mother, her mother’s free-spirited and loving Swedish boyfriend Fausto, and her childhood city of Cienfuegos and forced to endure unrelenting abuse at the hand of her father. Only her Diary will not leave her. It is her only friend, her sole outlet for her joy, sadness, and anger, and because of it she is able to remain in Cuba, her only home. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A book that delivers real news from Cuba in a lyrical way”

    NPR’s All Things Considered

  • “Never preachy, the commentary captures the monotony, isolation, and machismo—and the hard times—of life in the new Cuba…The novel, winner of the 2006 Bruguera Prize and translated into eight languages, tells a gripping story of wry contradictions and confusion.”

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  • “Written with strength and authenticity, reflects the Cuban reality without ideological castigation…Through her diary entries, Nieve reveals the intimate details of a turbulent family life while painting an authentic portrait of the social and political unrest in Cuba under the rule of Castro.”

    Hispanically Speaking News

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay Sanjiyan | 5/11/2013

    " Relevant to understand what's happening in Cuba "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura G | 4/17/2013

    " I liked the character Nieve alot, the descriptions on Cuba were compelling. I would like to read more by this author. "

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About the Author

Wendy Guerra was inspired by her own diaries, written as a child during Cuba’s revolution. Published in eight languages, Everyone Leaves won the first Brugera Prize as well as the Premio Cabaret Del Caribe in 2009. Guerra lives and writes in Cuba, her home and primary source of inspiration.

About the Narrator

Laura Roppé is an award-winning singer-songwriter, cancer survivor, speaker, and former attorney from San Diego, California. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from UCLA, but then pursued the “family business”—she attended law school at the University of San Diego, where she graduated number two in her class, then went on to practice employment/business litigation for over a decade. In 2008, the year of her diagnosis with triple negative breast cancer at age thirty-seven, Roppé ditched her legal career to follow her musical dreams in earnest. She won Song of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards in Hollywood in 2009. Upon the release of Roppé's second album, I’m Still Here, which Laura wrote during her chemo treatments, Billboard Magazine ranked her as third on its chart of the top fifty emerging artists in the world. Roppé spends her time hanging out with her husband, two daughters, and dog, Buster, writing and singing, playing Bunco on the second Tuesday of each month with her girlfriends, and, last but not least, devising various schemes to get herself into the Copa Cabana.