Salt to the Sea
A NovelBook - 2016
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In 1945, the Russian army advances toward Germany. Ahead of it, thousands seek to escape. Four refugees’ paths cross and converge. Each carries a burden and a secret. Each seeks safety. Will they find it aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff? ArapahoePaige
ArapahoePaige Dec 16, 2019
In 1945, the Russian army advances toward Germany. Ahead of it, thousands of refugees seek to escape. Four refugees’ paths cross and converge and finally they band together. Each carries a burden. Each carries a secret. Each seeks safety. Will they find it aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff?
World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. (Goodreads)
ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018
Emotional story of four teen refugees during WWII
ArapahoeKati Aug 03, 2016
Okay, tbh, the four viewpoints are a little tough to get into in the beginning, but you gotta keep reading. I knew nothing about this maritime disaster, and it's all I've been thinking about since I finished it.
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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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