Why I Left My Heart In Haiti-MainPhoto

My stepdaughter was interested in The Comedians by Graham Greene because she is interested in Haiti. The Comedians was written in 1966 and is about the dictatorship of François Duvalier. I told her I didn’t believe it would qualify as typical historical fiction, so I gave her some different options: I thought she might like Hemingway’s For Whom The Bell Tolls—about the Spanish Civil War—since half of her mother’s family is from Spain. I also gave her Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, about the Great Depression, and Train Dreams, Dennis Johnson’s novella about a man’s life in the American Northwest, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.