Happy Birthday to Cristina Garcia

Happy Birthday to Cristina Garcia, a Cuban born journalist and novelist, whose family immigrated to the US when she was 2 years old.   Garcia earned her BA from Barnard College and completed graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University.  She started as a journalist with Time Magazine.   Her first novel, “Dreaming in Cuba”, was nominated for a National Book Award.  The story centers on three generations of Cuban women with very different perspectives on the 1950s Cuban Revolution, in which Fidel Castro came to power.  (Image by AP/Wide World Photos)