New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys returns with another stunning historical novel, Salt to the Sea. Set to release on February 2, here’s a look at the book trailer for Salt to the Sea.
Ruta Sepetys is known for creating vivid, historical fiction that takes a very human look at war. In her latest novel Sepetys looks at the single greatest maritime disaster in history: the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff (far more deadly than the sinkings of the Titanic and the Lusitania combined).
About ‘Salt to the Sea’
In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety.
Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.