The Fountains of Silence

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Author(s): Ruta Sepetys
Awards:2020-Top 10 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults,
New York Times Bestseller
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Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD47176
Released: Oct 01, 2019
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ISBN: #9780593105665
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an 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 difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. 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, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more. Praise for The Fountains of Silence: * "[Sepetys] tells a moving story made even more powerful by its placement in a lesser-known historical moment. Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction." --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW* * "A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience." --Kirkus, *STARRED REVIEW* Read by Maite JAuregui, with Richard Ferrone, Neil Hellegers, Joshua Kane, Liza Kaplan, and Oliver Wyman, and with an Author's Note read by the author

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The Fountains of Silence
Product Number: BX00134348
Product Number:Z100147954
Product Number:DD47176

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Author(s): Ruta Sepetys
Product Number Z100147954
Released: Oct 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780593105696
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Author(s): Ruta Sepetys
Product Number EB00753006
Released: Oct 01, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Philomel Books
ISBN: #9780698174511

Professional reviews

"This harrowing yet hopeful story of young people caught in the midst of Spain's fascist regime in the 1950s is superbly rendered by Maite J‡uregui and an ensemble cast. With excellent Spanish, J‡uregui-- who does not sound like a native English speaker--uses her mesmerizing vocal tones and unhurried pacing to infuse the audiobook with all of its inherent pathos. The love story between aspiring photojournalist Daniel, a wealthy Texan teen visiting Madrid with his parents, and Ana, a young hotel maid who is the daughter of executed anti-fascists, slowly uncovers the terrifying underbelly of Spanish life under fascist rule. Official documents and news clips, read by the cast, set the political context. An extensive author's note, delivered by the author, rounds out this engrossing production. S.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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