Salt to the Sea

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Product Number: DD22780
Released: Feb 02, 2016
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ISBN: #9780147525437
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New York Times Bestseller! "Masterly crafted"-The Wall Street Journal For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, 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. 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: "Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris, and Michael Crouch perform mesmerizing narration worthy of Sepetys's spectacular novel. VERDICT Libraries with even the most limited audio budgets will want to invest." -School Library Journal, starred review "The talented narrators excel in capturing the tone of their characters. [They] work together to create a vivid and well-rounded reading experience, [and] bring forth the truth of the wartime experience." -Booklist, starred review "The four narrators (Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris and Michael Crouch) are superbly cast...The story's plot and pacing translate beautifully to the audio medium." - Publishers Weekly, starred review Featured on NPR's Morning Edition "Superlativemasterfully crafted[a] powerful work of historical fiction."-The Wall Street Journal "[Sepetys is] a master of YA fictionshe 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 craftedbrilliant."-Shelf Awareness "Historical fiction at its very, very best."-The Globe and Mail

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Author(s): Ruta Sepetys
Awards:2017-Young Adults-Winner-Audies,
New York Times Bestseller

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Salt to the Sea
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Product Number:DD22780

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Author(s): Ruta Sepetys
Product Number Z100093045
Released: Feb 02, 2016
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Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780147525468
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Author(s): Ruta Sepetys
Product Number EB00611488
Released: Feb 02, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Philomel Books
ISBN: #9780698172623

Professional reviews

"The points of view of four young people caught in the clash between Germany and Russia during WWII are well realized by four narrators. Lithuanian Joana, Prussian Florian, Polish Emilia, and German Alfred share their secrets in alternating chapters. While the narrators' differing vocal qualities are a plus, they make no attempt at reproducing cultural accents, instead encouraging listeners to imagine the linguistic differences featured in the story. Rather than being a disservice to this powerful novel, the straightforward narration allows the life of each character to unfold without distraction. The heartbreaking climax will leave listeners stunned. An author's note outlining the true story behind the fiction brings everything full circle. S.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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