Thank you for this personal piece and detailed photos. It took me back to all the Hemmingway titles my parents purchased through the Book-Of-The-Month Club and lined the bookcase study that defined my childhood. But that desk. My dad had a dark wooden desk with a custom glass top. He squirreled cherished Polaroids under the glass where they remained pristine for half a century. The books, though, had yellowed and crumbled with time. I hadn’t thought about this room in a long time. Your piece took me back. I hope to one day visit Cuba and track down my Jewish heritage there.