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May 25, 2021kimh454 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I loved it. There were pictures of the actual passengers at the end of the copy I checked out. There was also a factual account given at the end as well.
May 09, 2021gillescoughlan rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A sad story as it deals with loss (by the Nazis and from 9/11), which does offer a bit of hope and redemption at the end. However it has one problem: it has the typical, American view of post-revolutionary Cuba, where everything is…
Aug 01, 2020lilypad_1 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
So much history not included, the conditions on the ship as it waited in port, running out of provisions. Why didn't USA, Canada, England, other countries let these refugees in? Really a romance which was really depressing.
Mar 23, 2020Margush rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A book based on a real story, documenting a life story of a family betrayed by their sick motherland and forced to leave it behind, is truly heart breaking. Taking one family as an example and focusing on their hurdles, thoughts,…
Aug 28, 2019VaughanPLDavidB rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
For anyone familiar with the plight of Jews in Europe in the 20th century, and with Holocaust literature, this book sheds little new light on the conditions they suffered, although it does remind the reader of a particularly shameful…
Aug 26, 2019
Tea & Talk Book Club / May 2017
Jan 25, 2019
People. A Holocaust story based on the real-life, ill-fated journey of the St. Louis ship.
Jan 19, 2019
Good story. A mix of fact and fiction.
Jan 16, 2019maipenrai rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Knowing the story of the ship St. Louis, I thought that a book about the turning away of a ship with Jews escaping the Nazis by Cuba, Canada and the United States was enough of a story in itself. Adding other complex story lines seemed a…
May 20, 2018unicorn1 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
After being refused entry to Cuba, this ship went on to the US and Halifax, Nova Scotia, where it was also refused entry and forced to return to Europe and eventually to Germany. As it was just before the start of the Second World War,…
Jan 10, 2018Ravenpicks13 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book is great on so many levels. It tells a fiction story that is based on fact. I was going to read 50 pages couldn't put it down. It is a worth it read.
Nov 28, 2017Zoelexi777 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I loved this book. It was really hard to put down. It follows several generations and zeros in on Hannah and Anna. A great read.
Jul 17, 2017ll58057 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Loved this first effort by Armando Lucas Correa. It tells the story of Hannah and her escape from Nazi Germany with her family in 1939 on the ill-fated transatlantic liner St. Louis. It follows the family for several generations spending…
Jun 19, 2017posie12 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
A good book, but I found Hannah's histrionics a bit too much.
Mar 09, 2017aliciamarie rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This was a novel from a WWII point of view I hadn't read before. Based loosely on the true story of the voyage of the St Louis, a German transatlantic liner that sailed from Hamburg, Germany to Havana, Cuba in 1939. Carrying almost 1000…
Feb 25, 2017jeanie123 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I liked the use of recurrent themes and imagery in the historical and current stories of the novel. Although it is a work of fiction, this book really brings to life and personalizes the true and tragic story of the ship SS St. Louis and…
Feb 12, 2017ehbooklover rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I couldn't put this one down. I loved the two protagonists, the parallel narratives, and the author's writing style. I also learned something new. This was the perfect read for a lazy day spent reading instead of going out during the snow…
Jan 11, 2017klecker rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A wonderful first novel for Correa telling the story of a young Jewish girl fleeing Nazi Berlin aboard the St. Louis and bound for Havana. The story follows Hannah's escapades aboard the ship with her friend Leo. It fast forwards to the…
Jan 11, 2017kakacurt rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
If you like "The Nightingale" or "All the Light You Cannot See", you will enjoy "The German Girl".