Location, location, location–from Cold War Cuba to frenzied modern London, join us on an international tour for today’s #pubday celebration.
THIS IS CUBA: An American Journalist Under Castro’s Shadow by David Ariosto
An exploration of Cuba’s Cold War mindset and a people in the throes of transition, with tales of run-ins with spies, secret backrooms, and empty grocery shelves. “Ariosto’s insights are plentiful, and amid erratically evolving Cuba-U.S. relations, such personal perspectives…provide the best portals to mutual understanding.”—Booklist
IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY by Guy Gunaratne
A crackling debut novel–a snapshot of London’s diverse, frenzied corners–that was inspired by the real-life murder of a British Army soldier by religious fanatics and the rampant burning of mosques that ensued. “Gunaratne’s polyvocal tale, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, etches a rich picture of contemporary London and the recurring, historically rooted racial tensions that dominate it.”—Booklist