Search Results: "Ruta Sepetys"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Immensely satisfying. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Step right onto the rough streets of the New Orleans French Quarter, circa 1950… Read full book review >

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SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Heartbreaking, historical, and a little bit hopeful. (author's note, research and sources, maps) (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
January 1945: as Russians advance through East Prussia, four teens' lives converge in hopes of escape. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
Released: March 22, 2011

"Sepetys' flowing prose gently carries readers through the crushing tragedy of this tale that needs telling. (maps, timeline, author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up, adult)"
This bitterly sad, fluidly written historical novel tackles a topic woefully underdiscussed in English-language children's fiction: Joseph Stalin's reign of terror. Read full book review >

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WITH OR WITHOUT YOU by Domenica Ruta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A sharp portrayal of recovery from a lifetime of pitfalls and the love that held it all together."
The memoir of the emancipation of a daughter from her drug-dealer, addict mother. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF JESUS by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A brief but thorough introduction to a complex subject. (Religion. 5-10)"
The story of the life of Jesus is retold for school-age children using a small, attractive format that will be popular for the gift market. Read full book review >