The Sweetness in the Lime
Eli Cooper is a resolutely single, 50-something newspaper copy editor. He is too busy—and too self-absorbed—to acknowledge what’s missing in his life. But then, on a single day in February 2008, Eli loses his job and his father. Alone and adrift on a vacation to Cuba, he meets Mariela—an off-the-books, 30-something tour guide—and falls in love. But does Mariela fall for Eli, or is he just her ticket to a new life? Both have secrets they’re not ready to share—until they have to.
"Part love story, part mystery, this engrossing tale of Cuban-Canadian connections avoids clichés and gets to the heart of what can happen when we cross borders. " —Karen Dubinsky, author of Cuba Beyond the Beach: Stories of Life in Havana