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Salt to the Sea

Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets.Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war. As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom.Yet not all promises can be kept.Inspired by the single greatest tragedy in maritime history, bestselling and award-winning author Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray) lifts the veil on a shockingly little-known casualty of World War II. An illuminating and life-affirming tale of heart and hope.

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Friday 19th October

#149 - Salt to the Sea - Historical fiction novel set in WWII written in 2016 by Ruta Sepetys. this book is about "A group of teenage refugees [that] meet on the road in the chaotic countryside of East Prussia in winter 1945." (direct quote from goodreads.com)This book was the winner of the Carnegie Medal, the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Young Adult Fiction, the Golden Kite Award for Fiction and the Audie Award for Young Adult. -p

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