The Cuban-American author Carlos Rubio got a radio interview at the station WEPM, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The interview was heard November 28th at 12:10 PM eastern time on the program Panhandle Spotlight, hosted by Marsha Kavelek. Most of the interview was about his last book entitled “Forgotten Objects“. Mr Rubio wrote to us: “… at the end I made it a point to mention you [Guy Boulianne] and Editions Dedicaces and the fantastic job you are doing with all your authors”.
The host, Marsha Kavelek, has been a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, teacher, and radio news reporter in the Eastern Panhandle since moving here in the early ’90’s. An award-winning broadcast journalist, she has interviewed several West Virginia governors and other government officials, including U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and “Jay” Rockefeller as well as 2nd District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito. Her coverage of President’s Bush visit to the 167th Airlift Wing netted her a WV Broadcaster’s Association award.
We invite you to listen her interview with the author Carlos Rubio…
About “Forgotten Objects”, by Carlos Rubio:
Forgotten Objects traces the life of Anna d’Amio, daughter of opera singers Louis and Francesca d’Amio, from Mussolini’s Italy to the city of Pittsburgh during the mid sixties. The novel proper is made up of three parts: Italy, Cuba and United States. Married at seventeen and widowed at twenty, Anna leaves war-torn Italy to find her fortune in Cuba, she eventually meets Ramón Contreras, a wealthy tobacco grower who later becomes her second husband. The idyllic world that the couple had so laboriously built suddenly comes crashing down after the communist take over of the island and Ramón’s sudden and violent death.
Now with two daughters under her care, Anna soon realizes that there is no future for them in Cuba, so she opts to send them to the United States through the Pedro Pan Program. Eventually she comes to the US herself, but by then the girls have been placed in foster homes. It is during this stage of her life, penniless and without influence, that she must make the greatest sacrifices to regain custody of her daughters. At the end of the novel, we find a series of letters, all dated 2005, that were exchanged by the sisters after their mother passed away. Anna left behind a box containing a collection of sundry items that she had collected throughout her life. Cognizant that these were significant for their mother, they attempt to piece together a sketch of her life through these forgotten objects.
- Forgotten Objects is available at Amazon: www.amazon.com/dp/1770764178