Elena Schwolsky - Waking in Havana

A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba, a Book Talk & Signing

In 1972, Elena Schwolsky made a decision that changed her life: she joined hundreds of other young Americans on a work brigade in Cuba. Twenty years later, she is drawn back to this forbidden island, yearning to move out of grief following the death of her husband from AIDS and feeling burned out after spending ten years as a nurse on the frontlines of the epidemic.

Schwolsky will discuss and sign Waking in Havana: A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba ($16.95 She Writes Press). In this book, she takes readers along with her through her humorous attempts to communicate in a new language and navigate this very different culture--through the leafy tranquility of the controversial AIDS Sanitorium and into the lives of the resilient, opinionated, and passionate Cubans who become her family and help her to heal.


ABOUT THE EVENT

This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

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Event date: 
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Historic LoDo
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Waking in Havana: A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631526541
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: She Writes Press - November 12th, 2019