In Havana Journal, Ruth, a disillusioned writer and radical, leaves the halls of American academia to travel to Cuba. She hopes to find people there who share her beliefs and validate her struggle. It's not until her return to Columbia University that she is confronted by the realities of sacrifice and idealism.
"The writing is smart and funny." - The New Yorker
"The Castro era in Cuba may be in its endgame, but, as Mr. Machado suggests, it remains relevant to the assaults of a new century." - The New York Times