January 22, 2020

Award Winning Author Carlos Eire at Essex Library

National Book Award-winning author Carlos Eire will speak at the Essex Library Friday, October 7 at 7 p.m. about his two memoirs, Waiting For Snow In Havana, and Learning to Die In Miami. Photo by Jerry Bauer.

The Essex Library is proud to present National Book Award winning author Carlos Eire, who will talk Friday October 7 at 7 p.m. about his two memoirs, Waiting for Snow in Havana, and Learning to Die in Miami.

Both books deal with his youth, first in Cuba, then in the USA, and his immigration with his younger brother and 14,000 other “orphans of Fidel”, to Miami as part of the U.S. Government’s Operation Pedro Pan refugee evacuations. His stories are Dickensian; heart-breaking, funny, and true, and Professor Eire, who’s also the Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University, is a terrific and engaging speaker. Copies of his books will be available for signing and sale.

Please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 for more information or to register for this fascinating talk by one of our foremost memoirists.