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Serena Burdick

Join us on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 PM on Crowdcast for a conversation with Serena Burdick, author of Find Me in Havana and Bryn Turbull best selling Canadian author.

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About the Book

A novel based on the dazzling story of one of Hollywood's most celebrated Hispanic actresses and her daughter's search for closure.

Cuba, 1936: When Estelita Rodriguez sings in a hazy Havana nightclub for the very first time, she is nine years old. From then on, that spotlight of adoration--from Havana to New York's Copacabana and then Hollywood--becomes the one true accomplishment no one can take from her. Not the 1933 Cuban Revolution that drove her family into poverty. Not the revolving door of husbands or the fickle world of film.
Thirty years later, her young adult daughter, Nina, is blindsided by her mother's mysterious death. Seeking answers, the grieving Nina navigates the troubling, opulent memories of their life together and discovers how much Estelita sacrificed to live the American dream on her own terms.
Based on true events and exclusive interviews with Nina Lopez, Estelita's daughter, Find Me in Havana weaves two unforgettable voices into one extraordinary story that explores the unbreakable bond between mother and child, and the ever-changing landscape of self-discovery.

About the Panelists

Serena Burdick graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California before moving to New York City to pursue a degree in English Literature at Brooklyn College. Author of the international bestseller The Girls with No Names and Girl in the Afternoon, she lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.

Bryn Turnbull is a writer of historical fiction. Equipped with a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of St. Andrews and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from McGill University, Bryn, who resides in Toronto, writes books intended to drive readers to similar levels of distraction – to transport them into different eras and different worlds, but hopefully not into the hospital.  


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Find Me in Havana By Serena Burdick Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778389361
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Published: Park Row - January 12th, 2021

The Woman Before Wallis: A Novel of Windsors, Vanderbilts, and Royal Scandal By Bryn Turnbull Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778361022
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Published: Mira Books - July 21st, 2020

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