Rossland author Rosa Jordan grew up in the Florida Everglades, earned degrees from universities in California and Mexico, and immigrated to Canada in 1980. She now lives, writes, skis and cycles on Red Mountain.
Besides two novels, four books for young adults, and one movie, she has written four non-fiction travel books about Latin America and Cuba, including the just published Cuba Unspun.
In this fascinating travelogue, Jordan introduces readers to Cubans in all walks of life, people who she has met during travels around the island by bike, bus, plane, train, truck and car.
It is a trip through time as well as space, recording changes in Cuba over the past 15 years and offering analyses of Cuban history and its present leadership that holds many surprises.
Jordan’s recently released novel, The Woman She Was, is also set in Cuba. It explores the lives, aspirations and challenges of contemporary Cubans, set against the legacy of their history, culture and geography.
Tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Jordan will be speaking about her experiences in Cuba and signing copies of her three most recent titles at Otter Books, as part of the “Take a Local Author Home for Christmas” series.
The final author event will take place on December 15 at 3 to 5 p.m. when Anne DeGrace will be in the store signing copies of all her books, including the fresh-off-the-press paperback edition of her latest novel Flying with Amelia.
Otter Books is located at 398 Baker Street, Nelson.