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ARC Review: Salt to the Sea | The Heart of a Book Blogger
Release Date: February 2, 2016 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks 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. I’m a fan of historical fiction, as history was one of my favorite subjects in school. Ruta Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray has been in my TBR pile for a while now, but I have not read it yet. When I heard about Ruta Sepetys’ latest work, Salt to the Sea, I was instantly curious. Like many others, I had not heard of the Wilhelm Gustloff disaster before (there’s a reason why it’s known as The Forgotten/Unknown Tragedy). Salt to the Sea is the story of how four teens—Joana, Florian, Emilia, and Alfred—come to …