Thorndike Press

Salt to the Sea

  • Ruta Sepetys
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1410492877
  • ISBN-13: 9781410492876
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 500 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2016
  • Bestsellers

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About

Overview

A New York Times Bestseller

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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

"This haunting gem of a novel begs to be remembered, and in turn, it tries to remember the thousands of real people its fictional characters represent. What it asks of us is that their memories, and their stories, not be abandoned to the sea."

— Booklist (starred)

"Sepetys excels in shining light on lost chapters of history, and this visceral novel proves a memorable testament to strength and resilience in the face of war and cruelty."

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

"Artfully told and sensitively crafted, Sepetys's exploration of this little-known piece of history will leave readers weeping."

— School Library Journal (starred)