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Our Last Days in Barcelona by Chanel Cleeton
An NPR Best Book of 2022
“A master class in family and political drama, in star-crossed love stories and in capturing the enormity of what home is.”—NPR
When Isabel Perez travels to Barcelona to save her sister Beatriz, she discovers a shocking family secret in New York Times bestselling author Chanel Cleeton’s new novel.
Barcelona, 1964. Exiled from Cuba after the revolution, Isabel Perez has learned to guard her heart and protect her family at all costs. After Isabel’s sister Beatriz disappears in Barcelona, Isabel goes to Spain in search of her. Joining forces with an unlikely ally thrusts Isabel into her sister’s dangerous world of espionage, but it’s an unearthed piece of family history that transforms Isabel’s life.
Barcelona, 1936. Alicia Perez arrives in Barcelona after a difficult voyage from Cuba, her marriage in jeopardy and her young daughter Isabel in tow. Violence brews in Spain, the country on the brink of civil war, the rise of fascism threatening the world. When Cubans journey to Spain to join the International Brigades, Alicia’s past comes back to haunt her as she is unexpectedly reunited with the man who once held her heart.
Alicia and Isabel’s lives intertwine, and the past and present collide, as a mother and daughter are forced to choose between their family’s expectations and following their hearts.
Evening Book Club 2022 Book List
January - The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
February -Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
March - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
April - Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
May - The 7 ½ Death of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
June - Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples by Rodger Streitmatter
July - Beach Read by Emily Henry
August - The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni
September - The Seamstress of New Orleans by Diana McPhail
October - Dracula by Bram Stoker
November - Our Last Days in Barcelona by Chanel Cleeton
December - Threads of Life by Clare Hunter
January 2023 - Joan by Catherine J. Chen