I've been following Michael Silverblatt's discussion of Joan Didion's Play it as it Lays on Facebook. I've just picked up the novel today at the library. I like Didion. The first book I read of hers was Miami. I was living in Florida at the time and I found her descriptions of the area and that time period very nuanced; I got hooked on Didion's style.
While I was at the library, I also picked up Didion's Democracy and Chris Hedges' War is a Force that Gives us Meaning. I put a hold on Miami; I want to read it again.
I'm looking for recommendations for books on Cuban history, covering the 1950's and 1960's, the end of Batista's rule and the beginning of Castro's. Leave comments here, or send me an e-mail. Thanks!