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The Fountains of Silence

Ruta Sepetys



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15 October 2019
Children's & Educational; Crime & mystery fiction (Children's&YA); Romance & relationships stories (Children's&YA); Historical fiction (Children's&YA); True stories (Children's&YA)
From carnegie medal winning author Ruta Sepetys.

Madrid, 1957. Tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine while Spanish citizens are gripped by a dark secret.

Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, hopes to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography -and fate - introduce him to Ana, a hotel maid, whose family is suffering under the fascist dictatorship of General Franco.

Daniel and Ana's lives and hearts collide as they unite to uncover the hidden darkness within the city - a darkness that could engulf them all . . .

Master storyteller 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: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   612g
ISBN:   9780241422236
ISBN 10:   024142223X
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
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

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 *

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