Friday, March 28, 2014

From Cuba, with Love

I recently posted some amusing pictures of a pineapple salesman in Guanabo, Cuba reading--or at least holding and pretending to read--a copy of my novel Finding Grace.  (If you didn't see that post, you can take a quick look by going here.)  These awesome photos were sent to me by my middle son's darling wife, Preciosa, whose parents have been traveling around Cuba (the land of her father's birth).

Well, our wonderful new in-laws just sent several new pictures of Finding Grace making the rounds, turning up here and there all over the island (kind of like that globetrotting character so well known with the elementary school crowd, Flat Stanley).  Here they are, those two mischievous characters, posed with my book in front of a lovely statue of the Sacred Heart.
[Big] Papi and NuNu, you're the best!
Then what do you know, but their copy of FG found its way into the hands of this cute Cuban shopkeeper.  (She looks like she's really enjoying it, doesn't she?)
And after that, into the hands of this affable young man with a beautiful church just behind him. (Wow, these Cuban readers are surely eager.  They don't even need to find a seat to be on the edge of; they just stop right in their tracks and dive right into it standing up!)
Methinks it might be time to translate Finding Grace into Spanish...

But in the meantime, I'm enjoying these photos--sent from Cuba, with love.  Sent from a thoughtful, generous couple (with a great sense of humor!) who are helping their new son-in-law's mom to market her book overseas.  And that mom/first time author can use all the help she can Papi and NuNu, muchísimas gracias, te lo agradezco de todo corazón.  (Google tells me that's how to say "Thank you from the bottom of my heart" in Spanish; so if that's not what it says, that's what I meant!)


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    1. I am getting such a kick out of this. Isn't it sweet of them to take the time to set up these shots?