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  • Location: Berlin, Cuba

The Night Travellers

The Night Travellers

Why a Booktrail?

1931, 1958, 1988: Four generations of women experience love, loss, war, and hope from the rise of Nazism to the Cuban Revolution and finally, the fall of the Berlin Wall

  • ISBN: 978-1398523999
  • Translator: Nick Caistor, Faye Williams
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

Berlin, 1931: Ally Keller, a talented young poet, is alone and scared when she gives birth to a mixed-race daughter she names Lilith. As the Nazis rise to power, Ally knows she must keep her baby in the shadows to protect her against Hitler’s deadly ideology of Aryan purity. But as she grows, it becomes more and more difficult to keep Lilith hidden…

Havana, 1958: Lilith has few memories of her mother or her childhood in Germany. But as the flames of revolution ignite, Lilith and her newborn daughter, Nadine, find themselves at a terrifying crossroads.

Berlin, 1988: As a scientist in Berlin, Nadine is dedicated to ensuring the dignity of the remains of all those who were murdered by the Nazis. Yet she has spent her entire lifetime avoiding the truth about her own family’s history. It will fall to her daughter Luna to come to terms with a shocking betrayal that changes everything she thought she knew about her family’s past.

Travel Guide

Berlin and Cuba

Perhaps two of the most iconic places and settings for political upheaval between 1930 and 1988.


Berlin is well evoked with stunning accuracy and atmosphere. The war buildings, the fear, the disbelief at what is happening in ordinary streets and ordinary places. Visiting this city over two timelines is particularly effective.


Still a  mystery to many. What we read about in Cuba reveals a lot about the country’s politics but also its people. Its the people that shine through here and their pride, their struggle and their humanity.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Night Travellers

Destination/location: Berlin , Cuba  Author guide: Armando Lucas Correa  Departure Time: 1931, 1958. 1988

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