Salt to the Sea
A NovelBook - 2016
From Library Staff
April 24 discussion in the Dodson Room, Central Library
Historical Fiction; excellent novel tracing the lives of 4 teens in the last days of WWII how their lives entwine on the eve of the worst maritime disaster in history.
Four teenagers, all keeping secrets, all seeking to escape Germany as Stalin's forces descend, hope to board the German ship, the Wilhelm Gustloff, their final chance to freedom and safety. Four narrators tell of the horrors and secrets of war from a perspective we have heard little about: those ... Read More »
Titanic. Lusitania. Wilhelm
Gustloff. All major maritime
disasters, yet the last is virtually
unknown. Sepetys changes that
in her gripping historical novel.
Told in short snippets, Salt to the
Sea rotates between four narrators
attempting to escape
various tragedies in 1945 Europe.
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“But unlike Mama, I would not go to heaven. My secrets padlocked the gates. I'd be a torn kite stuck in the dead branches of a tree, unable to fly.”
"The Fuhrer is a talented watercolorist. He applied to art school [...] but the school did not accept him. Oh, how they will regret it."
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