The German Girl: A Novel

Written by:
Armando Lucas Correa
Narrated by:
Joy Osmanski

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2016
11 hours 0 minutes

Featured in Entertainment Weekly, People, The Millions, and USA TODAY

“An unforgettable and resplendent novel which will take its place among the great historical fiction written about World War II.” —Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife

A young girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas refuge they had been promised is an illusion in this “engrossing and heartbreaking” (Library Journal, starred review) debut novel, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, Lilac Girls, and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

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.
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Good book. I actually prefer to read hard copy when book jumps from past to future but enjoyed it anyway

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Alina M.

I loved this read. Wonderfully written and narrated, the story was both heartbreaking and heartwarming.Even though the story is fictional, its base is based on historical facts which were unknown to me. Highly recommend this.

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J R.

Interesting story, very sad time for the world, odd ending. Not my favorite book or narration.

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Cathy B

A good story really capturing a piece of history. Well written and has good pace. Unfortunately the narrator spoke very quickly which ,Made me feel like I was rushing through the story to catch a plane! Much to rushed and fast for my liking. Other than this feature, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

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Daisy Castro

This is such a beautiful novel. The fact that it takes place during a historically documented period makes this novel even more touching. I will say that in retrospect I would have preferred to read this instead of listen to it. At times the narrator's voice was distracting to the overall mood of the scene. Still, it is a beautiful and emotional story.

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