Ruta Sepetys is the finest writer of historical fiction working today. * The Wall Street Journal * [A] towering work of historical insight. * Entertainment Weekly * A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience. * Kirkus * Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction. * Booklist * 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 * An exemplary work of historical fiction. * The Horn Book * Gripping. * Publisher's Weekly *
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.