Thorndike Press

The Fountains of Silence

  • Ruta Sepetys
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432870335
  • ISBN-13: 9781432870331
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 2.10 lbs ( .95 kgs)
  • 802 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2019



A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into the country under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Photography — and fate — introduce him to Ana, whose family’s interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War — as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel’s photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.

Grades 7-9 | Ages 12 and Up | Lexile NA