Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

A haunting and romantic novel set in post-war Spain by Carnegie Medal winning author of Salt to the Sea.

Madrid, 1957. Daniel, young, wealthy and unsure of his place in the world, views the city through the lens of his camera. Ana, a hotel maid whose family is suffering under the fascist dictatorship of General Franco. Lives and hearts collide as they unite to uncover the hidden darkness within the city. A darkness that could engulf them all . . .

Carnegie Medal winning author Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love and the hidden violence of silence.
By:   Ruta Sepetys
Imprint:   Puffin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   351g
ISBN:   9780241421857
ISBN 10:   0241421853
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   16 June 2021
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 17 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Gray. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical music concerts, booking and touring with orchestras worldwide, before turning to writing full-time. In 2015 Ruta has been awarded The Rockefeller Foundation's prestigious Bellagio Center writing residency, where she will interact with other leading international artists, writers and thinkers.

Reviews for The Fountains of Silence

Ruta Sepetys is the finest writer of historical fiction working today. * The Wall Street Journal * [A] towering work of historical insight. * Entertainment Weekly * A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience. * Kirkus * Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction. * Booklist * Spain under Francisco Franco is as dystopian a setting as Margaret Atwood's Gilead in Ruta Sepetys's suspenseful, romantic and timely new work of historical fiction. * The New York Times Book Review * An exemplary work of historical fiction. * The Horn Book * Gripping. * Publisher's Weekly *

See Also