Novels of Ruta Sepetys

Internationally acclaimed author “Ruta Sepetys is considered a ‘crossover’ novelist as her books are read by both students and adults worldwide. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Ruta is renowned for giving voice to underrepresented history and those who experienced it.” – rutasepetys.com 

Between Shades of Gray –  Lithuania, 1941.  Exposing the agonies endured by victims of Josef Stalin’s regime, Between Shades of Gray grips readers from the first page with its against-the-odds survival story.

Salt to the Sea – East Prussia, 1945.  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.

Fountains of Silence –  Madrid, 1957.  Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history’s darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, the repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence–inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain.

-Denise R.

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