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The Book Sayers: “Salt to the Sea” by Ruta Sepetys

Feb. 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Date:
Feb. 15
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.kimlit.org/event/book-sayers-salt-sea

Venue

Kimberly Public Library
515 W. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, WI 54136 United States
Phone:
920-788-7515
Website:
www.kimlit.org

Organizer

Kimberly Public Library
Phone:
920-788-7515
Website:
http://www.kimlit.org/

Join The Book Sayers on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm at the Kimberly Public Library to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction selections. This month’s title will be Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.

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 are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.
A tribute to the people of Lithuania, Poland, and East Prussia, Ruta Sepetys unearths a shockingly little-known casualty of a gruesome war, and proves that humanity can prevail, even in the darkest of hours