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Leaving Glorytown : one boy's struggle under Castro / Eduardo F. Calcines.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780374343941 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0374343942 (hardcover) :
  • Description: 221 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009.

Available copies

  • 3 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Melrose Biographies (Main Floor) Biography YA 972.91 Calcines (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Biographies (Main Floor) Biography YA 972.91 Calcines (Text to phone) Available -
Salem State ERA Education Resource Area Educ. Res. CT 518 .C35 C35 2009 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Contents Note: Coming to Glorytown -- The revolution -- The Bay of Pigs -- One last noche buena -- More changes -- Stories to ease the pain -- Tio William's arrest -- 149901 -- Gusanos -- Remember the Lord -- More goodbyes -- Panetelas de vainilla -- The ashes of spring -- La Natividad -- Nguyen Van Troy -- Papa's homecoming -- Senora Santana -- A taste of freedom -- Planning to escape -- Flight to freedom.
Summary: When Eduardo Calcines was three years old, Communists took control of Cuba. Eleven years passed before Calcines and his family were finally able to leave the country. Now sixty-three, Calcines, a successful American businessman, recounts what it was like to grow up under Fidel Castro's rule.
Awards Note: A Junior Library Guild selection

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