Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

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Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba, Margarita Engle, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), March 31, 2009

Daniel has escaped Nazi Germany with nothing but a desperate dream that he might one day find his parents again. But that golden land called New York has turned away his ship full of refugees, and Daniel finds himself in Cuba.
As the tropical island begins to work its magic on him, the young refugee befriends a local girl with some painful secrets of her own. Yet even in Cuba, the Nazi darkness is never far away . . .

About the Author
Margarita Engle is the daughter of a Cuban mother and an American father, a painter who traveled to Cuba to paint the the picturesque city of Trinidad. Engle was educated as an agronomist and botanist, and worked as an Associate Professor of Agronomy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She later studied creative writing with Chicano novelist Tomás Rivera.

She is a prolific short story writer whose list of publications include journals and magazines such as NuestroThe Americas Review and Revista Interamericana. She has also contributed non-fiction articles to national magazines including VistaHispanicSouth American Explorer, and others. Her opinion column on topics ranging from culture and history to personal experience has been syndicated since 1982 to more than 200 newspapers. She is the recipient of the prestigious Cintas Fellowship for 1994-1995. She has traveled extensively in Cuba and other parts of Latin America, and is an active member of Freedom House and the PEN U.S.A. West Freedom to Write committee.

She lives in Clovis, California with her husband and two children.

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