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Armando Lucas Correa

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Armando Lucas Correa is a Cuban writer. He lives in Manhattan with his partner and their three children.

Correa is the recipient of various outstanding achievement awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Society of Professional Journalism.

His book En busca de Emma (In Search of Emma: Two Fathers, One Daughter and the Dream of a Family) was published by Rayo, Harper Collins in 2007 and for Aguilar, Santillana (Mexico) in 2009. It will be available in English (In Search of Emma) by Harper One, October 12th, 2021.

His first novel The German Girl/La niña alemana was published in October, 2016, in English and Spanish by Atria Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. The German Girl is an international bestseller and i
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Armando Lucas Correa I grew up with the story of the Saint Louis, from the time I was a young boy, though it was a forbidden topic in Cuba. My grandmother, the daughter of…moreI grew up with the story of the Saint Louis, from the time I was a young boy, though it was a forbidden topic in Cuba. My grandmother, the daughter of Spanish immigrants, was shocked when Cuba refused entry to the Jewish refuges onboard the Saint Louis. I too am a product of exile, I’m an immigrant as well. I came to the U.S., leaving my family behind, leaving my books. When you’re exiled, you try to set down roots, but you always live —consciously or not— with the fear of loss. I’ve always been interested in historical events, mainly from WW II, which show human vileness and are forgotten in time. They cannot be forgotten. I’m afraid of forgetting. Doing research for The German Girl I found postcards from Oradour-Sur-Glane. I looked for documents, read many books about the massacre in Oradour. I saw the before and after images of the town but when I visited and spent the day among the ruins I was crushed by their dimension. It was city, not a couple of buildings and a church. When you go there, you see the impact of the crime is so much greater. Then, there’s the cemetery where you find the graves of all the people who perished. Entire families.(less)
Armando Lucas Correa I don't have to much time to write. I have a full time job, three kids, I travel a lot. Then, when I have time for myself, meaning to write, it is won…moreI don't have to much time to write. I have a full time job, three kids, I travel a lot. Then, when I have time for myself, meaning to write, it is wonderful. Many ideas, many characters, many sentences with me all the time. Only I need is time to write. I don't know what is a writer's block.(less)
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Another Forgotten Story From World War II

The Daughter's Tale

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Following in the footsteps of my first novel, The German Girl, The Daughter’s Tale tells another forgotten story from World War II—a story that crystallized in my mind the day I met Judith. Judith was only fourteen months old when her family took her aboard the refugee camp St. Louis. After being turned away from Cuba, the US, and Canada like so many others, they arr Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 28, 2019 11:39 Tags: drama, historial-fiction, holocaust, jewish, motherhood, world-war-ii

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La niña alemana by Armando Lucas Correa
"Una muy buena historia contada con elegancia y discreción,donde se unen ficción y realidad
Me ha gustado mucho este libro,pese a tener poco diálogo,su lectura se hace interesante y tiene buen ritmo,(aunque quizás llegando al final se haga un poco lent" Read more of this review »
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"The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa is a fascinating and powerful contemporary and historical novel that is based on facts, surrounding the voyage of the St Louis from Hamburg to Cuba in 1939. It is a dark period of history and the story is one I" Read more of this review »
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
"Like all tragic stories of WWII this book is heartbreaking. It’s beautifully written and gives a real insight into a lesser known chapter of the war and Cuban history. This book will make you sob and I can’t recommend it highly enough."
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
"There were a few moments in the story that were odd because it was the imagination of the girl not actually what happened but then again no one really knows what happens when the are no witnesses, so it could be been what she imagined but it's descri" Read more of this review »
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“Take a good look at them, Mama. We were a wretched mass of fleeing people who had been kicked out of our homes. In just a few seconds, we had become immigrants, something she never wanted to accept. She had to face reality now. Suddenly”
Armando Lucas Correa, The German Girl

“She knew well that no matter how the author fashions his characters, no matter which words he chooses, it is always the reader who holds the power of interpretation.”
Armando Lucas Correa, The Daughter's Tale

“The heart can resist all kinds of physical trauma, but sadness can destroy it in a second. So no sadness in this house!”
Armando Lucas Correa, The Daughter's Tale

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“In times of peace, the nights seemed endless.”
Armando Lucas Correa, The Daughter's Tale

“From this dark, cold place, I can hear your heart. I know from memory all its movements. When you are asleep or awake, happy or sad, like today."
"My Amanda, I want you never to forget that we were happy once."
Your Julius”
Armando Lucas Correa, The Daughter's Tale

“She knew well that no matter how the author fashions his characters, no matter which words he chooses, it is always the reader who holds the power of interpretation.”
Armando Lucas Correa, The Daughter's Tale

“Silence, walls of silence all around her.”
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“In the end, the scent of books, even of autumn, depends on our sense of smell.”
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