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  • He was always flying to Cuba on business.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • On the third floor was a library where there was a table with bullet holes from being overturned and used as a shield by American soldiers during a skirmish in Cuba over a century ago.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • In reality, he was born in Cuba.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • They were always talking about islands—Ceylon and Sumatra and Cuba but mostly Madagascar, where they would send the Jews.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Stowing away on the Carmella would be easy — one of Earl’s guys did it once when he was younger: stowed away to Cuba to track down an old girlfriend.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
  • So when the teacher called on her to name the capitals of Romania and Cuba, Laila was caught off guard.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Is it down there round Cuba?
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • Her brother Carlos went to Cuba and then came back to Jamaica and opened a garment factory.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The way he made his money was simple-he started as a bootlegger, accumulating wealth throughout Prohibition by running rum up from Cuba.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • America allowed them to create a life they couldn’t have dreamed of in their home countries of Jamaica and Cuba.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • He spent a weekend with Harry in Cuba once oh, months ago.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • He stayed till that war started in Cuba, then he joined the Army.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Or the wind from the land as you come in toward Cuba in the dark?
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • He was studying an advertisement for cigars shipped direct and often from Cuba.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Let America add Mexico to Texas, and pile Cuba upon Canada; let the English overswarm all India, and hang out their blazing banner from the sun; two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer’s.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I took the cigar offered me, whose shape recalled those from Cuba; but it seemed to be made of gold leaf.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • After that he had wandered to California in the gold rush of 1849 and thence to South America and Cuba, and the reports of his activities in these parts were none too savory.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The Old Man and the Sea can only take place in the Caribbean, of course, but more particularly in and around Cuba.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Sister Zoe explained to a wide-eyed classroom what was happening in Cuba.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • From thirty students the number has grown to fourteen hundred, coming from twenty-seven states and territories, from Africa, Cuba, Porto Rico, Jamaica, and other foreign countries.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • He lives in Miami, so he can get over to Cuba He invaded Cuba.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • I fiddled with my radio until I found a report that an early tropical storm was shifting north from Cuba and might hit the keys with hurricane force winds by nightfall.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • There was a broadcast of a speech by this man Fidel, who is trying to overturn their dictator over in Cuba.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • The first direct news that Ursula received from him, several years after his departure, was a wrinkled and faded letter that had arrived, passing through various hands, from Santiago, Cuba.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • He’s moved to Cuba.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • They went to Cuba.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Here you have this Islamic court in conservative Shia Pakistan offering protection for an American, at a time when America is holding Muslims without charges in Guantanamo, Cuba, for years, under our so-called system of justice.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • They don’t play polkas in Cuba.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • She took such a liking to the soap operas from Santiago de Cuba that she waited with impatience for each day’s new episode.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He certainly was laying out plenty for Agnes, whom he had met in Cuba; he paid her husband a remittance to stay there.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • They fed and guarded the stowaways and helped them off in Cuba, New York, Bali, Hawaii.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • I called my momma on Sundays and told her I was writing about the models on South Beach—and I actually did, once—and promised not to go anywhere near Cuba.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Moses was an old-line Communist, and I told him that his opposition was like the Communist Party in Cuba under Batista.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Still gazing, Farmer said, "To understand Russia, to understand Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Boston, identity politics, Sri Lanka, and Life Savers, you have to be on top of this hill."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Moreover, for Russians the island of Cuba was as exotic as Tahiti, a promised land of white sand beaches and dusky girls.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • In 1962, when he discovered that the Soviets were building offensive nuclear missile bases in Cuba, President Kennedy resisted calls for an immediate air strike and pursued a course of diplomacy that averted the catastrophe of nuclear war.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • First he sympathized with Cuba, then with China, and when the cruelty of their regimes began to appall him, he resigned himself with a sigh to a sea of words with no weight and no resemblance to life.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Some two hundred years later, in 1979, a lawyer called Maurice Bishop started a new revolution, which the guidebook said was inspired by the Communist dictatorships in Cuba and Nicaragua.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • But perhaps the people in Cuba just got tired of her!
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Because the Russians had put missiles into Cuba.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The Church with all its medieval lunacies once held sway over Cuba.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Even with Colonel Roosevelt down in Cuba in ninety-eight.
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • You see, Bland sells thousands of cattle in Cuba.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • Shaw was looking to contract the transport of six hundred slaves from Lomboko to Cuba.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • He must manage the issue with Cuba and its pro-Soviet leader, Fidel Castro.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Now the Mission’s rubdown man, he had once been a professional boxer from Cuba.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Fortunately it happened that my next-door neighbor was a brilliant psychiatrist, Aldo Llorente from Cuba.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Cigars from Cuba.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • It avoids what linguists call the intrusive "r," pronouncing saw as sawr or, as John Kennedy did, Cuba as Cuber.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Good evening my fellow citizens: This Government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the Soviet Military buildup on the island of Cuba.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Cuban Missle Crisis Speech
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