The Fountains of Silence
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The Fountains of Silence

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FROM CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNING AUTHOR RUTA SEPETYS

Madrid, 1957. Tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine while Spanish citizens are gripped by a dark secret.

Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, hopes to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography -and fate - introduce him to Ana, a hotel maid, whose family is suffering under the fascist dictatorship of General Franco.

Daniel and Ana's 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**

'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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 44mm | 620g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 024142187X
  • 9780241421871
  • 4,887

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An exemplary work of historical fiction. * The Horn Book * Gripping. * Publisher's Weekly * A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience. * Kirkus * Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction. * Booklist *
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About Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys (www.rutasepetys.com) is an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over sixty countries and forty languages. Sepetys is considered a "crossover" novelist, as her books are read by both teens and adults worldwide. Her novels Between Shades of Gray, Out of the Easy, and Salt to the Sea have won or been shortlisted for more than forty book prizes, and are included on more than sixty state award lists. Between Shades of Gray was adapted into the film Ashes in the Snow, and her other novels are currently in development for TV and film. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Ruta is passionate about the power of history and literature to foster global awareness and connectivity. She has presented to NATO, to the European Parliament, in the United States Capitol, and at embassies worldwide. Ruta was born and raised in Michigan and now lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Follow her on Twitter @RutaSepetys and Instagram @RutaSepetysAuthor.
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