Debbie Shannon


Debbie has an MFA in creative writing from Florida International University. She has written three books: A Crowded Loneliness, The Fisherman, and W.H. Auden, Poetry, and Me: A 102-year-old reluctant poet reflects on life, poetry, and her famous teacher. She lives in Upstate New York.

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A Crowded Loneliness The Story of Loss, Survival, and Resilience of a Peter Pan Child of Cuba
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,890. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba
Set in Havana during the Cuban Revolution and in the Deep South before and during the Civil Rights Movement, A Crowded Loneliness, is based on the true story of 9-year-old Bienvenida Catalina Miranda. Catalina took part in Operation Peter Pan—a mass exodus of over 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children to the U.S. It is a moving story about struggle, courage, and never letting go of your dreams.

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