Beautiful Maria of my soul, or, The true story of Maria Garcia y Cifuentes : the lady behind a famous song
New York : Hyperion, 2010.
340 p. ; 25 cm.
She's the great Cuban beauty who stole musician Nestor Castillo's heart and broke it, inspiring him to write the Mambo Kings' biggest hit, "Beautiful Maria of my soul." Now in her sixties and living in Miami with her pediatrician daughter, Teresa, Maria remains a beauty, still capable of turning heads. But she has never forgotten Nestor, and as she thinks back to her days--and nights--in Havana, an entirely new perspective on the Mambo Kings story unfolds.
Last night at Chateau Marmont : a novel
New York : Atria Books, 2010.
370 p. ; 24 cm.
A woman who supported her musician lover as he worked his way to rock-star status suddenly finds herself dumped for a Brazilian supermodel, causing her to seek solace in a sisterhood of women who have been jilted by successful men--and are out for revenge.