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Title: Salt to the Sea
Authors: Supetys, Ruta
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 389
Year: 2016
Language: English
Description: East Prussia, winter 1945. In a region chaotic with displaced persons, three young people's lives intersect as they flee to the coast ahead of the advancing Red Army. Laden with the burdens of what they have had to endure to survive the war, each is desperate to reach the ship, the Wilhelm Gustloff, that will evacuate them to safety. But for Joanna, a Lithuanian nurse, Emilia, a pregnant Polish teenager and Florian, a Prussian art restorer, that prospect is tempered with an understanding that the danger is not yet over and deliverance is uncertain.

Distinguished by its plausible characters and its meticulous research, this is a gripping page-turner with all-age appeal that was inspired by the little-known but worst disaster in maritime history.
Categories: Fiction, War theme, Faction, Grief/loss, Historical, Relationships, Tragedy/disaster, 2020 Titles

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