Author: Ruta Sepetys
Format: Hardcover, 391 pages
Published: February 2nd 2016 by Philomel Books
Original Title: Salt to the Sea
ISBN: 0399160302 (ISBN13: 9780399160301)
Edition Language: English
Genres: Historical fiction, Young adult, Romance
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.