Looking for a good book to read this summer?

“La Belle Créole” is the story of Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, a Cuban woman in the early years of the 19th century. She was known as the Cuban Countess who captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris. This summer, check out this book by Alina García-Lapuerta.

We spoke with Alina and our friend Fausta Rodriguez about the book a few years ago.