Salt to the Sea
A NovelBook - 2016
World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom. When their paths converge in route to the ship that promises salvation, Joana, Emilia, and Florian find their strength, courage, and trust in one another tested with each step closer toward safety. When tragedy strikes the Wilhelm Gustloff, they must fight for the same thing: survival
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SanAnselmoStaff_Linda Jul 12, 2016
Gripping historical fiction about a little known ship disaster during World War II. Follows the story from the perspective of four different refugees of varying ages. Particularly apt during today's refugee crises. Emotionally gripping and well-written. What would you do to survive?
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