-Excerpt from Grieving for Guava. 

She scooped up the old woman's almost weightless, broken body. Wind blew away the letter. The tiny box of earrings lay abandoned on the sidewalk. ‚Äč

What began as character studies of the people she lived with in Little Havana  became a collection of ten stories that explore the lives of Cuban refugees in Miami as they grapple with a longing for the past and a fervent need to move on, adding a dynamic, human voice to the politically charged dialogue surrounding immigration. 

Meet Author Cecilia M. Fernandez