Where do you go when home no longer wants you?

Where do you go when home no longer wants you? The year is 1939 and 11-year-old Hannah Rosenthal tries to escape Berlin with her family. Seven decades later in New York City, Anna Rosen didn't know anything about her family, having lost her father before she was born. But when she receives a package from Hannah, the great-aunt she has never met, the mysteries surrounding her father's life tell a dark story. One you won't be able to put down.

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The Author
Armando Lucas Correa is an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and the recipient of several awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Society of Professional Journalism. Already an international bestseller, The German Girl is now being published in thirteen languages. He lives in New York City with his partner and their three children. Visit armandolucascorrea.com.

Berlin, 1939. Before everything changed, Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, the streets of Berlin are draped in ominous flags and Hannah is no longer welcome in the places she once considered home. A glimmer of hope appears in the shape of the St. Louis, a transatlantic ocean liner promising Jews safe passage to Cuba. At first, the liner feels like a luxury, but as they travel the circumstances of war change, and the ship that was to be their salvation seems likely to become their doom.

New York, 2014. On her twelfth birthday, Anna Rosen receives a mysterious package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents inspire Anna and her mother travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family's mysterious and tragic past.

While The German Girl expresses the crises of the Holocaust, it also expresses the horrors of the modern world. By telling the story through Hannah's eyes, Correa tells us that what happened in history can happen again.
The Author
Armando Lucas Correa is an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and the recipient of several awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Society of Professional Journalism. Already an international bestseller, The German Girl is now being published in thirteen languages. He lives in New York City with his partner and their three children. Visit armandolucascorrea.com.
Early Feedback
I picked up THE GERMAN GIRL expecting "just another Holocaust book." What I found was a heartbreaking story about women surviving impossible odds and, somehow, finding a way to transcend their pain. And then I learned it was inspired by true events.

Why Yes?
Emotional, affecting, heartbreaking. Will change the way you look at the world.

Why Now?
Relevant to how governments are responding to the same type of refugee crises right now. Trump's immigration ban, protests at airports, etc.

It's Like...
It's like the story of Anne Frank with only a slightly happier ending.

Perfect For…
Fans of Holocaust historical fiction who could use a new perspective and a fresh gut-wrenching story.

Heavy or Light?
Heavy.