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The Fountains of Silence

by Ruta Sepetys

The Fountains of Silence Synopsis

FROM CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNING AUTHOR RUTA SEPETYS Madrid, 1957. Daniel, young, wealthy and unsure of his place in the world, views the city through the lens of his camera. Ana, a hotel maid whose family is suffering under the fascist dictatorship of General Franco. 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. **PRAISE FOR THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE** 'Ruta Sepetys is the finest writer of historical fiction working today.' The Wall Street Journal 'Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction.' Booklist 'Gripping.' Publishers Weekly 'A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience.' Kirkus 'An exemplary work of historical fiction.' The Horn Book

The Fountains of Silence Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241421871
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 512 pages
Categories: Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage), Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage), True stories (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is a New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Carnegie Medal. She was born and raised in Michigan in a family of artists, readers and music lovers. The daughter of a refugee, Ruta is drawn to under-represented stories of strength through struggle and hopes to give a voice to those who weren't able to tell their story. Her award-winning historical novels are published in over fifty countries and have received over forty literary prizes.

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