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.
Gripping. * Publisher's Weekly * An exemplary work of historical fiction. * The Horn Book * 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 * Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction. * Booklist * A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience. * Kirkus * [A] towering work of historical insight. * Entertainment Weekly * Ruta Sepetys is the finest writer of historical fiction working today. * The Wall Street Journal *