Salt to the SeaeBook - 2016
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vpl_booksjustforyou Nov 30, 2018
Three teenagers each with their own secret to hide, are fleeing the Soviet army. Their only hope is an evacuation by sea, but when their ship is struck by torpedoes, everyone must fight for survival. Fans of "The Book Thief" may also enjoy this historical novel set in World War II.
With far more casualties than the Titanic, but somehow forgotten by history, the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff was a horrific disaster, killing thousands at the desperate end of World War II. Three teenagers, each with their own secret to hide, travel with dozens of other refugees fleeing the a... Read More »
vpl_booksjustforyou11 Mar 15, 2017
This historical fiction novel takes place as World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia. It tells the little-known story of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German military transport ship.
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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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