Julia Cooke is the author of The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba. Her writing on Cuba has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times, and the Best American Travel Writing 2014, and she teaches writing at The New School.

Cuba Supremo

From fiction to reportage to history, a Cuba expert selects her favorite books that capture the beauty, heartache, and inextinguishable soul of this Caribbean island.