The Night Travelers, a review by Shelley

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Armando Lucas Correa

Atria Books
Publishing January 10th, 2023
368 pages
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I so loved The Daughter’s Tale when I read it and was really excited to get this one from NetGalley. I loved this one too for many reasons but mostly because I got to know these women so well and the author made me care for them. This book pulls the reads emotions from the touching, loving feeling of a mother for her daughter to the horror of protecting that daughter from persecution to the point of death. There are a lot of books that cover this topic, yet I found this one to be particularly well-written. The writing is evocative and emotional and nearly poetic, but also heartbreaking, given the topic. The storyline is complex enough to hold attention and the author does a superior job conveying both what people do and why. There is a definite feeling of immersion in the story for me.

Such a well-written book that keeps your attention to the end, those times were very hard to imagine but Armando Lucas Correa makes it easy to picture it in your head while reading. I was taken too a different time and place. His passion for the subject shines through. I read this emotionally fraught book in a couple of sittings. The story pulls you in and you want to speed read to find out just how it ends and the pace of the story never lets up. It is sad but heartwarming, gut-wrenching at times. The author does an admirable job of putting us in the shoes of all the main characters, helping the reader to understand the lack of choices. The book shows the strength of all the women it portrays. I am still thinking about this book long after I finished it.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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