Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba by Margarita Engle

"Last year in Berlin,
on the Night of Crystal,
my grandfather was killed
while I held his hand."

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Abstract: Escaping from Nazi Germany to Cuba in 1939, a young Jewish refugee dreams of finding his parents again, befriends a local girl with painful secrets of her own, and discovers that the Nazi darkness is never far away.

Publisher: Henry Holt; 198 pages


kim said...

Tropical Secrets is beautifully written in verse form. It is a heart wrenching account of the plight of Jewish refugees in the late 1930s. I discovered some shameful human history which I did not know. It is a wonderful book.

Anonymous said...

I didn't enjoy reading this book. It was written in verse. I guess I didn't like it because it was written in verse but, I enjoyed the plot line behind it. I would recommend this to someone that likes to read stories in verse or someone that is dying to read a book and can't find a good one.