Set in Cuba and Chicago, Mango Rain is a flawlessly told story of intrigue, love, separation and hope. It is a family story. The author's descriptions of the luscious, tropical island are delicious. Readers will savor the flavor of the Cuba so few people know. Dr. Arias' personal history and knowledge provide her with a unique perspective into the minds, hearts, fears and aspirations of a people living in a closed society contrasted with Cubans living the American dream.