Salt to the sea : a novel / Ruta Sepetys.
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- ISBN: 9780147525444
- ISBN: 0147525446
- ISBN: 9780147525468
- ISBN: 0147525462
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 48 min., 09 sec.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [New York] : Listening Library (Audio), 2016.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Read by Cassandra Morris, Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron and Michael Crouch.
For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, international bestselling author Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war's most devastating--yet unknown--tragedies. In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them 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 toward safety. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people 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 critically acclaimed #1 NYT bestseller 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 can prevail, even in the darkest of hours.
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|Source of Description Note:||
Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed February 15, 2016).
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