The Only Snow in Havana

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The Only Snow in Havana
The Only Snow in Havana book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author Elizabeth Hay
Country Canada
Subject Homesickness
Genre Non-fiction, book[1]
Publisher Cormorant Books
Publication date
September 1992
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 160 pp.
ISBN 9781897151273

The Only Snow in Havana is a non-fiction book, written by Canadian writer Elizabeth Hay, first published in September 1992 by Cormorant Books. In the book, the author chronicles an eight-year sojourn in which she traveled to Mexico, and through Cuba and Latin America, settling in New York until her return to Ottawa in 1992. Hay was homesick throughout her time away, and every new experience of her travels invoked reflections of home, which she recorded in her journal. Hay's journals resulted in a trilogy of books, of which, The Only Snow in Havana is second.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

The Only Snow in Havana received the 1993 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goodreads, The Only Snow in Havana , Book review, Retrieved 11/22/2012
  2. ^ a b Faculty of Arts, 1993, Edna Staebler Award Archived 2014-06-06 at Archive-It, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Elizabeth Hay, Retrieved 11/20/2012

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