An inspirational Second World War novel, based on a true story, from the acclaimed author of "Between Shades of Grey", perfect for fans of "The Book Thief". When the German ship the "Wilhelm Gustloff" was sunk in early 1945 over 9000 civilian refugees were on board, making it the biggest maritime disaster in history. Ages:12+
Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. 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.