This month we will be discussing The German Girl by Armando Correa:
Berlin, 1939. Before everything changed, Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now the streets of Berlin are draped in ominous flags; her family's fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places they 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 to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family's mysterious and tragic past.
Weaving dual time frames, and based on a true story, The German Girl is a beautifully written and deeply poignant story about generations of exiles seeking a place to call home.
If you would like to participate, please contact Lynn via phone (740.446.7323 x 229), e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by stopping in at the Library.
You may pick up a copy of the book located on the cart (right outside the door to Lynn's office) in the children's play room.
Please sign the notebook sheet beside the number listed on the paper tucked in the book. Also, please make sure to stop at the Circulation Desk and check the book out.
September's title will be The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy Tyson.