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Naples mother and daughter become first-time authors, write book during quarantine

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples mother and daughter have become first-time authors after writing a book during quarantine last spring. 

The book, “Conga and Lu,” documents the real-life journey of Cuba Giblin from Cuba to the United States as part of Operation Peter Pan. At just ten years old, Giblin and thousands of others children were sent to Miami due to fears of Communism and Fidel Castro’s new regime. 

Giblin wrote the book with her daughter, Monet Layton. It focuses on the relationship between Giblin and her childhood nanny, Lu, who she considered to be a second mother. The two separated for nearly 60 years, but reunited in 2019 when Cuba returned to her home country. 

“I couldn’t ask for a better mom and couldn’t ask for a better way to spend quarantine, really,” Layton said.

Giblin and Layton are both teachers by trade and had been thinking of writing a book together for years. Their free time during the shutdown presented the perfect opportunity. 

“We said our intention is for our family to have this beautiful story,” Giblin said. “And [Monet] helped me share it.”

“Conga and Lu” is available for purchase here.

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