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Salt to the sea: a novel

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New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal! "Masterfully crafted" -- The Wall Street Journal For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See , Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war's most devastating--yet unknown--tragedies. World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people--adults and children alike--aboard must fight for the same thing: survival. Told in alternating points of view and perfect for fans of Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See , Erik Larson's Dead Wake , and Elizabeth Wein's Printz Honor Book Code Name Verity , this masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff -- the greatest maritime disaster in history. As she did in Between Shades of Gray , Ruta Sepetys unearths a shockingly little-known casualty of a gruesome war, and proves that humanity and love can prevail, even in the darkest of hours. Praise for Salt to the Sea : Featured on NPR's Morning Edition ♦ "Superlative...masterfully crafted...[a] powerful work of historical fiction."-- The Wall Street Journal ♦ "[Sepetys is] a master of YA fiction...she once again anchors a panoramic view of epic tragedy in perspectives that feel deeply textured and immediate."-- Entertainment Weekly ♦ "Riveting...powerful...haunting."-- The Washington Post ♦ "Compelling for both adult and teenage readers."-- New York Times Book Review ♦ "Intimate, extraordinary, artfully crafted...brilliant."-- Shelf Awareness ♦ "Historical fiction at its very, very best."-- The Globe and Mail ♦ "[H]aunting, heartbreaking, hopeful and altogether of the best young-adult novels to appear in a very long time."-- Salt Lake Tribune ♦ * "This haunting gem of a novel begs to be remembered."-- Booklist ♦ * "Artfully told and sensitively crafted...will leave readers weeping."-- School Library Journal ♦ A PW and SLJ 2016 Book of the Year Praise for Between Shades of Gray : A New York Times Notable Book ♦ A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book ♦ A PW , SLJ , Booklist , and Kirkus Best Book ♦ iTunes 2011 Rewind Best Teen Novel ♦ A Carnegie Medal and William C. Morris Finalist ♦ A New York Times and International Bestseller ♦ "Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both."-- The Washington Post ♦ * "[A]n important book that deserves the widest possible readership."-- Booklist
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Grouping Titlesalt to the sea
Grouping Authorruta sepetys
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-16 14:57:15PM
Last Indexed2020-09-25 04:19:05AM
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display_descriptionWinter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies ... and war. As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. Yet not all promises can be kept.
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subject_facetHistorical fiction
Large type books
Refugees -- Fiction
Shipwreck survival -- Juvenile fiction
Teenage refugees -- Juvenile fiction
Wilhelm Gustloff (Ship) -- Juvenile fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Juvenile fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Juvenile fiction
Young adult fiction
title_displaySalt to the sea : a novel
title_fullSalt to the Sea
Salt to the sea / Ruta Sepetys
Salt to the sea : a novel / Ruta Sepetys
title_shortSalt to the sea
title_suba novel
topic_facetEvacuation of civilians
Historical Fiction
Large type books
Shipwreck survival
Teenage refugees
World War, 1939-1945
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Literature