"'You need to learn to smoke,' Anne-Marie said firmly. 'It makes you look sophisticated. Humphrey Bogart smokes, Lauren Bacall smokes, and all the famous artists, like Picasso -- at least I think he smokes. We have to make a real American girl out of you.'"
Seventeen-year-old Nicole wants nothing more than to be a "real American girl," but the memories of her family, taken by the Nazis and killed at Auschwitz, continue to haunt her as she struggles to make a new life for herself in a strange land. Noted author Marilyn Sachs tells the story of a determined, resourceful girl, based on the life of her own rel-life friend. By turns funny and poignant, Lost in America is a book you will long remember.