Salt to the Sea Pdf Summary
While the Titanic and Lusitania are both well-documented disasters, the single greatest tragedy in maritime history is the little-known January 30, 1945 sinking in the Baltic Sea by a Soviet submarine of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German cruise liner that was supposed to ferry wartime personnel and refugees to safety from the advancing Red Army. The ship was overcrowded with more than 10,500 passengers — the intended capacity was approximately 1,800 — and more than 9,000 people, including 5,000 children, lost their lives.
Sepetys (writer of ‘Between Shades of Gray’) crafts four fictionalized but historically accurate voices to convey the real-life tragedy. Joana, a Lithuanian with nursing experience; Florian, a Prussian soldier fleeing the Nazis with stolen treasure; and Emilia, a Polish girl close to the end of her pregnancy, converge on their escape journeys as Russian troops advance; each will eventually meet Albert, a Nazi peon with delusions of grandeur, assigned to the Gustloff decks.
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About Ruta Sepetys Author of Salt to the Sea Pdf Book
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Winner of the Carnegie Medal.
Ruta Sepetys Author of Salt to the Sea Pdf Book was born and raised in Michigan in a family of artists, readers, and music lovers. The daughter of a refugee, Ruta is drawn to underrepresented stories of strength through struggle and hopes to give voice to those who weren’t able to tell their story. Her award-winning historical novels are published in over sixty countries and have received over forty literary prizes.
Salt to the Sea Pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Philomel Books; First Printing edition (February 2, 2016)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0399160302
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399160301
- Reading age : 12 – 17 years
- Lexile measure : HL560L
- Grade level : 7 – 9
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.81 x 1.28 x 8.56 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #40,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #34 in Teen & Young Adult Military Historical Fiction
- #36 in Teen & Young Adult European Historical Fiction
- #141 in Teen & Young Adult Survival Stories
- Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 6,242 ratings
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