The Night Travelers by Armando Lucas Correa

Four generations of women struggle to keep their daughters safe in the midst of war and revolution.

From the rise of Nazism in Germany to the Cuban Revolution and then the fall of the Berlin Wall, one family of women and all their baggage, persevere through loss with a strong sense of survival against all odds.

Who is Ally Keller? It’s 1931 and she’s a beautiful white German woman who falls in love with a black musician.

Who is Lilith? She’s Ally’s daughter who is living in Havana in 1958. Now a grown woman who hardly remembers her mom or dad who was a Cuban pilot

Who is Nadine? Lilith’s daughter. Now an adult woman living in Berlin and working as a scientist.

Who is Luna? Nadine’s daughter who is determined to shine light on all the family secrets.

This novel spans many years and addresses several moral issues. I love the sweeping scenery that gives life to the island of Cuba and the city of Berlin. A great read for bookclub.

My review copy was read through NetGalley via Atria publishing, in a digital form. All in exchange for an honest opinion. A unique aspect of WW11 and the aftermath. The scenes in Cuba are transporting.

2 thoughts on “The Night Travelers by Armando Lucas Correa

  1. I am in the midst of it and I find it very disjointed and not flowing from one era to another. It is not what I consider to be “well written” . The story is a good one, but the times and eras are not drawn together to emphasize the women roles. When the first mother dies, it is so abrupt that it is actuallu meaningless. That is my review of the story….so far. I will finish it and maybe find it redeeming.

  2. This sounds like a great read. I am already looking forward to it. Enjoy your commentary and find the honest appraisal you give helps me determine my next read!

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