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The German Girl
The German Girl: A Novel | Armando Lucas Correa
A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, Schindlers List, and All the Light We Cannot See, about twelve-year-old Hannah Rosenthals harrowing experience fleeing Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas asylum they had been promised is an illusion. Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her familys fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, theyll meet it together. Hope appears in the form of the SS St. Louis, a transatlantic liner offering Jews safe passage out of Germany. After a frantic search to obtain visas, the Rosenthals and the Martins depart on the luxurious ship bound for Havana. Life on board the St. Louis is like a surreal holiday for the refugees, with masquerade balls, exquisite meals, and polite, respectful service. But soon ominous rumors from Cuba undermine the passengers fragile sense of safety. From one day to the next, impossible choices are offered, unthinkable sacrifices are made, and the ship that once was their salvation seems likely to become their doom. Seven decades later in New York City, on her twelfth birthday, Anna Rosen receives a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents will inspire Anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their familys mysterious and tragic past, a quest that will help Anna understand her place and her purpose in the world. 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.
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Thewanderer92
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I really need to read this one soon!!
#Ship
#LetsTravelAugust

OriginalCyn620 Nice cover! 🛳 2mo
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Thewanderer92
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Wonderfully written novel that valued two perspectives.

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bg_reads
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Beautiful cover, but the writing isn't very good. I hope the storyline itself makes up for it.

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Quite the uh.. quite the first line, there.

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heyhaleyjames
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some puppy turned 3 yesterday! 😱 sadly, it's too cold for any celebratory adventures. instead, I've got homemade chicken soup set to cook all day. while the smell of winter comfort fills the house, we're going to cuddle up with a book. happy birthday Lilith 🖤 you're the thing I love the most in this world and the ween queen by right ❤

SassyBookworm Aww Happy Birthday Lilith!! Fur babies are the best! 🐶 7mo
heyhaleyjames @SassyBookworm I couldn't agree more 😍 7mo
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heyhaleyjames
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everyone around me is getting the flu 😷 so I ACTUALLY ran away back to my mom's for the weekend to avoid the plague. I figured I'd get some reading done in my self inflicted quarantine 👏🏼

Slajaunie Sounds like a good plan! 7mo
heyhaleyjames @Slajaunie I thought so too! safe and quiet productivity 😂 7mo
Slajaunie 😂📖 7mo
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R.L.Walker
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Interesting WW2 story intermingled with Cuba and 9/11. I enjoyed learning about those who were able to flee Germany, yet not all on the boats were lucky. Has relevant ties to modern problems too.
I found the stories of the 2 girls confusing at times but that might have been the point and had some dark thoughts moments.

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The Saint Louis was a boat upon which many Jews fled from 1939 Germany, only to be prevented from disembarking at multiple ports and sent back to Europe and certain death for most. What a terrible piece of history and great setting for a book. But the execution didn‘t work for me. I couldn‘t connect with the characters, found the dueling story lines unnecessary and confusing, and didn‘t care for the audio reader.

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Book read in one of the reading clubs at BookMarkPR. It is a historical fiction based on the incident the occurred with the luxury transatlantic St Lois which departed from Hamburg to Cuba with more than 900 persons mostly German Jews.In an interview with the author he mentioned that he wanted a story to be narrated from German Jews perspective as his grandmother used to told him.The book has a bibliography at the end. Heartbreaking story! 3.75🌟

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KirstieE
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Today's mini haul 💛
I swear, Kmart books are my weakness because they're so cheap ! And look at my little Jug 😍 #funko #riverdale #minihaul

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Nikki15
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A realistic look at the impact of the Nazi regime on Jewish people living in Europe. It‘s appalling to find out that there were some countries who refused entry to the people who needed a safe haven more than anything. The story is told beautifully through the eyes of Hannah and Anna. One young girl who has tried to forget her past and one who yearns to find out where she comes from.

tournevis *cough cough canada cough cough* 1y
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Nikki15
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“I watched him die little by little. I realised this and was prepared.”

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Nikki15
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Hannah boards a boat to Cuba in the hope to escape the impending Nazi regime but will it be her salvation?
I‘m looking forward to starting this after it‘s been on my TBR shelf for ages!

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MeJeMiller
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Totally not invested in this book so skimmed a lot

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Enjoyable!

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ShariEstaLeando
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Very moving. Well done!

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crhealey
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Birthday gift for my sister, who loves novels set during WWII!

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Bevita
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How do we not know more about this awful stain on our country? These terrified a Jewish families, stripped of everything, then rejected by Cuba and the US and sent back to Europe to die. Shameful. Painful to read, important, and memorable.

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Kodak2057
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Book: “Papa had arrived in Belgium and was on a train to settle in Paris! Yay!” (1939)
Me: 😬 oh shit

Kodak2057 Ps that is not actually a quote from the book; disclaimer just in case it wasn‘t obvious lol 2y
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Kodak2057
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Someone is helping me read

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mdm139
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The books I read in December. Not bad for a busy month.

Bklover I‘m looking forward to Year One! 2y
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RobinGustafson
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January read for my book club. #2018reading

SassyBookworm I loved this book!!! 2y
RobinGustafson Great!! I‘m looking forward to it 2y
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Kodak2057
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Uuuuugh I just need 1 new finish to meet my goal of 50! But I cannot focus on reading! I‘m sitting here between 3 books and just can not. Now it‘s feeling like homework and I want to do it less 😭😭😭 motivation find me please!

benchley1 Grab a kids book!! I like nick and Nora infinite playlist.for a quick read 2y
Kodak2057 I‘ve got the Halloween tree as one of the 3 lol but nothing is striking me. I just need to give myself a break and listen to some podcasts 😆 2y
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CAnne
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Based on the true story of the St. Louis transatlantic ocean liner that left Berlin in 1939 with 900 plus Jewish passengers bound for Cuba. The German Girl is the fictional account of the Rosenthal family's fate on board the ship and in years spent in Cuba as seen through the eyes of young Hannah.

Alfoster Great pic too!👊 2y
Bookzombie Love the pic! This book is on my TBR too. 2y
CAnne @Bookzombie I have the book whenever you're ready to read it. 2y
Bookzombie @CAnne Thank you! 2y
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RebelReader
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Look what came in the mail today? Unexpected surprise and I was just looking at it again the other day, but resisted! Sometimes resisting pays off! Thanks Simon & Schuster! Who has read it and what is your opinion?

CAnne I haven't read it but sounds right up my alley. 2y
Kboltz Loved it and I didn‘t know some of this happened during WWII (edited) 2y
RebelReader @Kboltz I think that's what I love about WWII fiction is that so many countries were involved making thousands of different stories to tell. I must finish my December stack, but hope to get to this soon! 2y
obviateit This looks like one I'd love! #stacked 2y
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mdm139
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Todays tea is chocolate macaroon, a black tea with coconut and pecans. I usually don't like chocolate teas but I like this one's nutty flavor. The candle is Gingerbread Man. I am determined to read at least 125 pages today so I plan on sitting on the couch for awhile. I have the yule log on t.v., pajammas, and my gramma's hand knit throw blanket.

AmyG Lovely picture! 2y
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mdm139
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The tea of the day is called Let it Snow. A green tea with cinnamon, clove, and white chocolate. It has a woody creamy flavor. The candle of the day is Winter Stroll with a crisp air and pine scent. Plus a small plate of girl scout trail mix and mint chocolates

TerriGreen I have this tea advent calendar too! Loved Let it Snow. 2y
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mdm139
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Breakfast date with hubby before crazy busy day. Carne asada fries makes a great breakfast lol. After this we have 3 dr appts and 2 fun run fundraisers for kids school and christmas trip to look at lights.

RebelReader Those fries sound amazing to this foodie! 😍😍 2y
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A new read, a new bookmark, a new tea press that makes iced tea from loose leaf tea, and a new tea. The tea press is also from David's Tea like the advent calendar. The tea is a free sample they sent, it is called Midsummer's Night Dream. It is a citrus mint tea with apples and berries and flower petals and it is delicious.

umbrellagirl I love your bookmark! 2y
Amanda.T I love their Midsummer Night‘s Dream tea! 2y
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Dragon
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Wow, the library booksale was such fun! Look at some of my finds👍🐉🍀

ElishaLovesBooks That is a great stack of books!💙 2y
Eggs Nice!! Only one I've read in that stack is The Lying Game 2y
Chelsibeau 😍 2y
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Dragon Thanks @ElishaLovesBooks lots of YA books at the sale 👍 2y
Dragon Thanks @Eggs hope it‘s good 🤞 2y
Dragon Thanks @Chelsibeau I‘m afraid I got a bit carried away🐉 2y
DivineDiana Great haul! 👏🏻 2y
Dragon Thanks @DivineDiana looking forward to hours of happy reading 😀🐉 2y
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Kboltz
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Loved this book. Love when I read historical fiction and then I need to read more about the true happenings. WWII/Cuba/911, you follow generations of a Jewish German family and their escape from Germany to Cuba on the ill fated St. Louis that was denied in Cuba, the US, and Canada. Why is this history not also told?

Booknerd2 💜💜💜 it!!! 2y
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This novel is a fictionalized recounting of the voyage of the St. Louis in 1939 when German Jewish refugees were turned away by Cuba and sent back to Europe. The saga of the trek is sandwiched by chapters of alternating narratives of a contemporary teenager and her great aunt‘s reminisces (the Aunt narrates the middle part about the journey). The bookend stories are very YA in feel. My fav part was the central story of the ship‘s historic trip.

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tinaisreading
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Panpan

Looks like I've been on a bad reading streak lately. This book has a lot of potential built in to its premise, but it doesn't deliver. Maybe it has to do with the translation, but this read like a YA book. I also thought the structural choice to move backwards and forwards in time took all the narrative tension out of the story.

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While this book was more YA than I prefer, it definitely enlightened me to yet another violation of WWII. The dual storylines did a good job of providing information about the devastating decision of Cuba to deny refuge to almost 1000 Jews trying to escape Germany in 1939. While I didn‘t quite connect with either MC (both 12 year old girls), the story held my interest throughout.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I love the color #brown and seem to have lots of #brown books! 📚❤️

#Octoberlibrary17

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Karen5
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I just got this, can't wait 😊

Karen5 Can't put into words how sad but beautiful is this book, definitely love it. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#bookishwaves
#booksacrossoceans

I still have to read the first two, but the others were awesome!! I loved The Light Between Oceans ❤️

GypsyKat All The Light We Cannot See is fantastic! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @GypsyKat I have heard that!!! Glad to know you think so!! I'll have to move it up in the pile!!! 📚📚 2y
GypsyKat I also loved The Light Between Oceans, but I haven't read the other two. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @GypsyKat I loved it too! Salt to the Sea was very good also... I liked it, just didn't love it! (edited) 2y
GypsyKat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think that one is on my TBR list. 👍 2y
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#TBRtemptation post 5! For fans of "The Nightingale" and "All the Light We Cannot See". Berlin, 1939. 11-year-old Hannah Rosenthal enjoys an upper-class lifestyle until the Nazis take over. Her family's property is confiscated and they are no longer welcome at many places. She makes a pact with her best friend, Leo, to have a future together. Their 2 families escape aboard the liner The Saint Louis, bound for Cuba. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

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Booknerd2
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Great book about a horrible ordeal!! Back and forth between present day and WWII. Never thought of a Cuba connection to the 2nd world war.

tpixie Intriguing 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Came home to #bookmail yay!!! 😊😊
Ok I'm not buying anymore for a while!! 😐I have GOT to read the ones I have!!

mjdowens Is that a Thriftbooks sticker I spy? 👏👏👏 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤔🤔🤔 yes!!! Guilty! They have such great deals and they are hard cover! I just can't resist! I have a problem 😱 @mjdowens (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks And I couldn't get the evidence off without tearing the book cover 😐 @mjdowens 2y
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mjdowens I have two on the way from them myself. Just earned another $5 off my next order. I order about every other week from them. I am so disgusted with my weak self😂😂 (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mjdowens me too!!! Every time I tell myself "no more!" And you see what happens! I hope I get to read all of these books before I die!! ?? 2y
MicheleinPhilly Famous last words...😉 2y
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TeR
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This was a nice read. A little sad. A lot of insight into Cuba.... which was unexpected.

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BookNAround
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This seems timely.

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melissajayne
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New books that I picked up from the post office this evening #newbooks #lostcityofz

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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An interesting look at the story of The St Louis and it's voyage. I am not sure it added anything to my understanding. But the perspective of two young girls, at different points in time, was unique.

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jessica.vogler
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Another awesome historical fiction I recommend. 👍🏻👍🏻

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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️|| Really interesting premise about a relatively undocumented event during WWII - I loved feeling compelled to learn more about the ill-fated St. Louis - but overall I found this fictionalized account difficult to connect to. My main hangup: the characters felt really removed from the story (especially the present day ones).