Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 448 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 47 minutes
First Published: 2016
Winter 1945. WWII. Four refugees. Four stories.
Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies, war. As thousands desperately 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. But not all promises can be kept . . .
Quotes from Salt to the Sea
What had human beings become? Did war make us evil or just activate an evil already lurking within us?
How foolish to believe we are more powerful than the sea or the sky.
War is catastrophe. It breaks families in irretrievable pieces. But those who are gone are not necessarily lost.
About Ruta Sepetys
Ruta Sepetys is an author whose works include Between Shades of Gray, Out of the Easy, Salt to the Sea, Ashes in the Snow, and The Fountains of Silence. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit the author’s website →