Author(s): Armando Lucas Correa
The German Girl sweeps from Berlin at the brink of the Second World War to Cuba on the cusp of revolution, to New York in the wake of September 11, before reaching its deeply moving conclusion in the tumult of present-day Havana. Based on a true story, this masterful novel gives voice to the joys and sorrows of generations of exiles, forever seeking a place called home.
“Fascinating . . . a brilliant entrée into the souls, terrors, ardors, endeavors and hopeless valor of people who have been written off. . . . Now, in a new age of people in peril and adrift on the world’s seas, this magnificent novel—and the unexpected and intricate tragedies of its powerfully imagined characters—bespeaks this eternal injustice.” (Thomas Keneally, Bestselling author of Schindler’s List)
“An unforgettable and resplendent novel which will take its place among the great historical fiction written about World War II. Hannah Rosenthal will remain in your heart and her determination to tell the story of what she saw, lived, and lost will change the way you look at the world.” (Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife)
“powerful and affecting…that sheds light on a sorrowful piece of Holocaust history.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“I found myself unable to put the book down. I was able to identify with what my parents must have experienced first in Germany and later the St. Louis. . . . beautiful and heartbreaking.” (Judith (Koepple) Steele, survivor of the St. Louis)
Armando Lucas Correa is an award-winning journalist, author, and the editor-in-chief for People en Espanol, the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States with over 7 million monthly readers. Correa is the recipient of various journalistic awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Society of Professional Journalism. He is the magazine's primary spokesperson and regularly appears on national Spanish-language television programs. The German Girl is his first novel.