The German Girl
by Armando Lucas Correa
- Fiction & Literature
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The truth-inspired tale of a tragic sea voyage
Young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life in Berlin. But in 1939, everything changes. Hope appears in the form of the luxurious SS St. Louis, bound for Havana, offering Jews safe passage out of Germany.
Life on board is like a surreal holiday, with masquerade balls and exquisite meals. But ominous rumors from Cuba undermine the passengers’ fragile sense of safety, and the ship that was their salvation seems likely to become their doom.
Seven decades later, on her 12th birthday, Anna Rosen receives a package from her great-aunt Hannah in Cuba. Anna and her mother travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family’s tragic past.
Based on a true story, this masterful novel gives voice to the joys and sorrows of exiles.
“An unforgettable and resplendent novel which will take its place among the great historical fiction written about World War II.”—Adriana Trigiani
“Powerful and affecting…sheds light on a sorrowful piece of Holocaust history.”—Kirkus Reviews
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||October 18, 2016|