Is it because it was a German ship and some of the passengers were Nazi party officers or members? This author is a very gifted storyteller. Salt to the Sea, which includes meticulously detailed author's notes, maps, and research and sources, is an ideal blend of historical facts, riveting drama, compelling characters, and suspense. There were these sentences that she would lace throughout the different points-of-view to connect them that I just thought was so brilliant. He was a sociopath in training. But in order to get there, they first had to survive a dangerous journey on land through enemy check points, under fire from all sides, in danger of becoming victims of the brutal winter, in the middle of one of the largest wars in history. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people—adults and children alike—aboard must fight for the same thing: survival. The salt is used as a decorative to be shown at the table.
It breaks families in irretrievable pieces. Until, until life forces them to see otherwise, but their hearts still look for that goodness in the eyes of others. I read it in a single day and had tears in my eyes in the end letters always make me cry and I keep thinking about this story in the back of my mind. Nevertheless, you should know: it's not a depressing book, although sad things happen in it. Ruta attended college to study.
So this time, I tried this book. What would happen if I actually made it to the West? So I wanted to write from that point of view, which is why I have four alternating main characters, all young people from different nations, seeing life from four different cultural lenses on this refugee trek. And your mother is not here, so that tells me that you are sad, my dear. I honestly don't know what to say about this for the fact that the book is so heart-wrenching and thoughtful. Their credits include 2009 film , 2014 film , 2017 film , and 2017 film. This is a story of tragedy and survival.
What was not lost is hope. Born in Michigan, she was raised in a family of artists, readers, and music lovers. They walk for another day until they reach the coast, at which point they must cut across a frozen bay. But this book blew me away. There were these sentences that she would lace throughout the different points-of-view to connect them that I just thought was so brilliant. This book is an example of one that takes 4 perspectives, but executes it very well-done.
Yes, I know I'm in the minority. Characters who I knew wouldn't all be able to make it. Everybody seems to have something to hide and a different motivation for their actions. Workers scraped up the concentrated salt and mud slurry and washed it with clean sea water to settle impurities out of the now concentrated brine. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes.
Sepetys does a wonderful job of shedding light on the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a maritime disaster that claimed more than 9,000 lives and remains an overlooked part of history. On 30 January 1945, four torpedoes were pointed at the Wilhelm Gustloff from a Soviet submarine S-13. This was a horrific time when some terrible atrocities were committed and I applaud the author for always focusing on the unknown, but no less true, parts of history. I knew there was something very wrong with him, and i was right. The Soviets sent our people to gulags and Siberia. As a history major, I don't mind a research-filled brick of a book, but I'd think carefully about who I recommended it to.
I felt so much for them and their struggles. In fact, those who've read that novel will recognize one of the main characters in Salt to the Sea. The Update: Here is my video review This book is a masterpiece. At times painful, this book highlights the depths of human depravity, as well as the incredible kindness that people are capable of. Her writing style makes it easy to slip between the pages and take everything in.
Sepetys is an excellent writer of atmosphere and character who is able to maintain tension throughout the novel. Above all else, this story highlights the fight to survive. What determines how we remember history and which elements are preserved and penetrate the collective consciousness? Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. A in , India Sea salt is that is produced by the evaporation of. We bobbed up and back, up and back, waves lapping and curling, the sound of crying filtering through the dark.
I was so afraid anytime he was around , or when anyone was left alone with him. Side note with minor spoilers: One thing that really bugged me was the portrayal of the Germans. The book encourages people never to lose sight of their humanity, their capacity to connect with others, and their chance to help someone other than themselves. The chapters were very short. A Lithuanian with a secret.