George and Sylvia Givens, a frustrated teacher and a game-for-anything wife and mother, opened Boonshire Books in 1976 in an old gas station on Boonsboro road. After clearing away the fumes and cobwebs and covering up the oil stains with remnant carpeting, they began a legacy that has since gone through many incarnations.
Two women - Elisa and Marisol, generations apart, both seeking love and the family secrets that evolve through decades. A perfect exploration into family, heritage, love, and courage.
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"Next Year in Havana reminds us that while love is complicated and occasionally heartbreaking, it's always worth the risk."–NPR
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