Madrid, été 1957. Daniel Matheson, 18 ans, découvre l'Espagne à travers l'objectif de son appareil-photos. Il loge au quartier général de la haute société américaine:l'hôtel Castellana, où travaille la mystérieuse Ana Torres Moreno. À mesure qu'ils se rapprochent, Ana lui révèle un pays où la dictature fait régner l'oppression et la peur, hanté par de terribles secrets...«Afin de mêler différentes interprétations de la période franquiste, j'ai choisi de raconter cette histoire à travers plusieurs personnages pour aborder les questions de liberté, d'identitité comme les rêvent secrets qui nous habitent. Et en même temps, à leur insu, le destin tire les fils qui vont tous les réunir.» Ruta Spetys
Lina est une jeune Lituanienne comme tant d'autres. Très douée pour le dessin, elle va intégrer une école d'art. Mais un nuit de juin 1941, des gardes soviétiques l'arrachent à son foyer. Elle est déportée en Sibérie avec sa mère et son petit frère, Jonas, au terme d'un terrible voyage. Dans ce désert gelé, il faut lutter pour survivre dans les conditions les plus cruelles qui soient. Mais Lina tient bon, portée par l'amour des siens et son audace d'adolescente. Dans le camp, Andrius, 17 ans, affiche la même combativité qu'elle.
Elu Meilleur roman Jeunesse 2011 par le Magazine LiRE
Hiver 1945. Quatre adolescents, chacun né dans un pays différent, chacun hanté par sa propre guerre. Parmi les milliers de réfugiés fuyant à pied, le destin les a réunis pour affronter le froid, la faim, la peur, les bombes... et embarquer sur le « Wilhem Gustloff », un navire promesse de liberté.
Un roman d'amour lumineux qui est aussi un récit poignant sur la plus grande tragédie maritime de tous les temps, qui a fait six fois plus de victimes que le « Titanic ».
1950, La Nouvelle-Orléans. Josie, 17 ans et fille de prostituée, a grandi dans une maison close. Pourtant, elle n'a qu'un rêve : entrer dans une prestigieuse université. Impliquée dans une histoire de meurtre, tout pousse la jeune fille à suivre, elle aussi, la voie de l'argent facile. Mais Jo vaut mieux que cela... et ceux qui l'aiment le savent. Une incroyable plongée dans l'univers sombre et pittoresque de la Louisiane dans les années 50.
Trapped by an evil dictatorship, will Cristian be forced to betray his family or will he risk everything he loves to resist? A powerful YA thriller, inspired by real events, from a Carnegie Medal-winning author.>
B>Just in time for the 10th anniversary of Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys''s award-winning debut novel, and inspiration for the major motion picture Ashes in the Snow, is now a gorgeous graphic novel!/b>br>br>b>From #1 New York Times and international bestselling author and Carnegie Medal winner of Salt to the Sea comes a story of loss and of fear--and ultimately of survival--in a brand-new four-color format./b>br>br>b>"Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both." --The Washington Post/b>br>br>A New York Times notable bookbr>An international bestsellerbr>A Carnegie Medal nomineebr>A William C. Morris Award finalistbr>A Golden Kite Award winnerbr>br>June, 1941. A knock comes at the door and the life of fifteen-year-old Lina Vilkas changes forever. She''s arrested by the Soviet secret police and deported from Lithuania to Siberia with her mother and younger brother. The conditions are horrific and Lina must fight for her life and for the lives of those around her, including the boy that she loves. Risking everything, she secretly passes along clues in the form of drawings, hoping they will reach her father''s prison camp. But will her messages, and her courage, be enough to reunite her family? Will they be enough to keep her alive?br>br>A moving and haunting novel perfect for readers of The Book Thief, now available as a stunning graphic novel.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. 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, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more. Praise for The Fountains of Silence : "Spain under Francisco Franco is as dystopian a setting as Margaret Atwoods Gilead in Ruta Sepetyss suspenseful, romantic and timely new work of historical fiction . . . Like [Shakespeare's family romances], 'The Fountains of Silence' speaks truth to power, persuading future rulers to avoid repeating the crimes of the past." -- The New York Times Book Review Full of twists and revelationsan excellent story, and timely, too. -- The Wall Street Journal * "[Sepetys] tells a moving story made even more powerful by its placement in a lesser-known historical moment. Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction." -- Booklist , *STARRED REVIEW* * "A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience." -- Kirkus , *STARRED REVIEW* * "This gripping, often haunting historical novel offers a memorable portrait of fascist Spain." -- Publishers Weekly , *STARRED REVIEW* * "This richly woven historical fiction . . . will keep young adults as well as adults interested from the first page to the last." -- SLC , *STARRED REVIEW* * "Riveting . . . An exemplary work of historical fiction." -- The Horn Book , *STARRED REVIEW* * "With The Fountains of Silence, Sepetys has once again written gripping historical fiction with great crossover appeal to adult readers, combining impeccable research with sweeping storytelling." -- BookPage , *STARRED REVIEW* * "[A] far-reaching narrative . . . As usual Sepetys has done her homework [and] brings a brutal authenticity." -- BCCB , *STARRED REVIEW* * "In a gut-wrenching YA novel about the terrible destructiveness of secrets untold, master storyteller Ruta Sepetys reveals the dark underbelly of 1950s Spain under dictator Franco." -- Shelf Awareness , *STARRED REVIEW* "This well-crafted story sheds light on a disturbing chapter of 20th century history." -- SLJ "Readers who enjoy historical fiction will find that Sepetys has once again brought history to life." -- VOYA
One night fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother and young brother are hauled from their home by Soviet guards, thrown into cattle cars and sent away. They are being deported to Siberia. An unimaginable and harrowing journey has begun. Lina doesn't know if she'll ever see her father or her friends again. But she refuses to give up hope.Lina hopes for her family.
For her country.
For her future.
For love - first love, with the boy she barely knows but knows she does not want to lose . . .Will hope keep Lina alive?Set in 1941, Between Shades of Gray is an extraordinary and haunting story based on first-hand family accounts and memories from survivors.
WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2017It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stories. Fans of The Book Thief or Helen Dunmore's The Siege will be totally absorbed.This inspirational novel is based on a true story from the Second World War. When the German ship the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk in port in early 1945 it had over 9000 civilian refugees, including children, on board. Nearly all were drowned. Ruta Sepetys, acclaimed author of Between Shades of Grey, brilliantly imagines their story.'Ruta Sepetys is a master of historical fiction' Elizabeth Wein, author of CODE NAME VERITY
The author ofBetween Shades of Grayreturns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war's most devastatingyet unknowntragedies. In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide.Among them areJoana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to theship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other testedwith each step closer toward safety. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Notcountry, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.Told in alternating points of view, and perfect for fans of Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See, Erik Larson's critically acclaimed #1 New York Times bestsellerDead Wake, and Elizabeth Wein's Printz Honor BookCode Name Verity, this masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of theWilhelm Gustloff--the greatest maritime disaster in history. As she did inBetween Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys unearths a shockingly little-known casualty of a gruesome war, and proves that humanity can prevail, even in the darkest of hours.Praise for BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY:ANew York TimesNotable Book of 2011AWall Street JournalBest Children's Book of 2011APublishers WeeklyBest Book of 2011The iTunes 2011 Rewind Best Teen NovelASchool Library JournalBest Book of 2011ABooklistBest Book of 2011AKirkusBest Book of 20112012 Indies Choice Young Adult Book of the YearA Carnegie Medal FinalistA William C. Morris FinalistANew York TimesBestsellerAn International Bestseller';Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both.'--The Washington Post* ';A harrowing page-turner.'--Publishers Weekly, starred review* ';A gripping story.'--School Library Journal, starred review* ';Bitterly sad, fluidly writtenSepetys' flowing prose gently carries readers.'--Kirkus, starred review* "Beautifully written and deeply feltan important book that deserves the widest possible readership.'--Booklist, starred review';Stalin deported and murdered millions, but he could not destroy the seeds of memory, compassion, and art that they left behind. From those seeds, Ruta Septeys has crafted a brilliant story of love and survival that will keep their memory alive for generations to come.'--Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author ofSpeakandWintergirls';In terrifying detail, Ruta Sepetys re-creates World War II coming of age all too timely today. Between Shades of Gray is a document long overdue.'--Richard Peck, Newbery Awardwinning author ofA Year Down Yonder';Between Shades of Gray is a story of astonishing force. I feel grateful for a writer like Ruta Sepetys who bravely tells the hard story of what happens to the innocent when world leaders and their minions choose hate and oppression. Beautiful and unforgettable.'--Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honorwinning author ofHitler YouthFrom the Hardcover edition.
Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth?
That morning, my brother's was worth a pocket watch.
It is 1941 and fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school and looking forward to summer. Then suddenly, her life is changed forever. One night, the Soviet secret police invade her home and forcibly remove Lina, her mother and brother, transporting them via cattle trucks from familiar Lithuania to remote Siberia. The conditions are horrific, the genocide unseen and thousands of lives are lost.
In this dramatic and moving story, Lina must fight for her life and for the lives of those around her. Her harrowing journey and incredible strength of spirit will steal your breath, capture your heart and give you hope.
;It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.
Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.
With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel;Between Shades of Gray,;Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.
"Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both."--The Washington Post
A New York Times notable book
An International Bestseller
A Carnegie Medal Nominee
Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father's prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?
A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book Thief