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Ruta Sepetys

Autor(a) de Between Shades of Gray

12 Works 12,545 Membros 788 Reviews 10 Favorited

About the Author

Ruta Sepetys is the award-winning, bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray, Out of the Easy and Salt to the Sea, for which she won the 2017 Carnegie Medal. From the Hardcover edition. (Bowker Author Biography)

Obras de Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray (2011) 5,022 cópias
Salt to the Sea (2016) 3,450 cópias
Out of the Easy (2013) 1,705 cópias
The Fountains of Silence (2019) 1,374 cópias
I Must Betray You (2022) 799 cópias
Between Shades of Gray: The Graphic Novel (2021) — Autor — 91 cópias
The Bletchley Riddle (2024) 6 cópias
The Ruta Sepetys Collection (2021) 4 cópias
Sůl moře (2021) 2 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Šepetys, Rūta
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Locais de residência
Hillsdale, Michigan, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Hillsdale College (BS|International Finance)
Business Manager
Nonprofit Director
Make a Noise Foundation
Mike Curb College of Entertainment
Sepetys Entertainment Group, Inc.
Cross of the Knight of the Order (Lithuania)
Rockefeller Bellagio fellow
First American writer of young adult literature to speak at the European Parliament
Pequena biografia
Ruta Sepetys is a Lithuanian-American whose parents' history inspired her to research and then write about the Lithuanian deportation by the Soviets in the 1930s and 1940s.
Ruta Sepetys (born November 19, 1967) is a Lithuanian-American writer of historical fiction. As an author, she is a #1 New York Times bestseller, international bestseller, and winner of the Carnegie Medal.

She is a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellow and the first American writer of young adult literature to speak at the European Parliament and NATO. Her work is published in over sixty countries and forty languages and is currently in development for film and television.

Born in Detroit, Sepetys is the daughter of a Lithuanian refugee. She earned a B.S. in International Finance from Hillsdale College. While overseas, she studied at the Centre d’études Européennes in Toulon, France and at the ICN Graduate Business School in Nancy, France.

Following graduation Sepetys moved to Los Angeles. In 1994, she launched Sepetys Entertainment Group, Inc., an entertainment management firm representing Grammy-award-winning guitarist Steve Vai, multi-platinum songwriter Desmond Child, Orange County modern rockers Lit, and Emmy-nominated film composer Niels Bye Nielsen.

In 2002, Sepetys was featured in Rolling Stone magazine's "Women in Rock" special issue as a woman driven to make a difference. Sepetys is on the Board of Advisors for the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University and is also a director of the Make a Noise Foundation, a national non-profit that raises money for music education. Sepetys published her first novel in 2011 and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been described as a "seeker of lost stories" who hopes to give voice to those who weren't able to tell their story.



Great WWII historical fiction young adult novel. Saying more feels like it would be giving too much away.
TraSea | outras 192 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
NB: Set in Franco's Madrid, Spain.
BackstoryBooks | outras 60 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Lina, her younger brother, and her mother are taken from their home one night - while Lina is still in her nightgown - charged as criminals, and crammed into train cars where they deal with filth, starvation, and disease for weeks. Some who begin the trip with them do not survive. Lina's father was taken while he was at work, and the family is desperate for news of his whereabouts and try to find him, or at least find news about him, on neighboring train cars at great risk - they could be killed for sneaking off their own car. When they are finally deposited on a beet farm, they perform backbreaking labor for a few grams of bread each day. Some of the guards also take pleasure in tormenting them - making the prisoners think they are about to be murdered. They live like this for months. Lina, a budding artist, never gives up hope that her father will find his way to them. She does some things I wanted to yell, "Stop! Are you crazy?!" at her for doing, but she's young and desperate to reach out to her father. Throughout their entire ordeal she draws pictures and writes about the people who are sharing their experiences in order to document what is happening to them - and also to leave a sort of trail of breadcrumbs for her father to follow to find them. She passes on a handkerchief, letters, and pieces of wood onto which she has encrypted messages within her artwork, hoping they will eventually find their way to her father.

Eventually, the prisoners end up in Siberia where they labor by building, cutting wood, and fishing for the soldiers who are living in warm buildings with plenty of food while the prisoners live in mud huts that barely keep out any wind or cold and survive on scant bread rations. Cold, disease, and starvation claim the lives of many. Some prisoners also begin to lose their senses - others lose hope. Lina, however, shows great determination and spirit, even in the face of such tragedy.

The ending wraps things up very quickly and I would have liked the epilogue to have given more information about what happened to all the characters into which I had become so invested while reading. However, the whole novel was a very engrossing read - even as it was upsetting to read how inhumane man can be to man.

Although these particular characters are fictional, this is as upsetting a recounting of some of the things that happened to people during this time as was [b:Night|1617|Night |Elie Wiesel|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1311999832s/1617.jpg|265616], which I first read years ago.
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clamagna | outras 349 resenhas | Apr 4, 2024 |
Gr 9 Up—In 1989 Romania, Christian is forced to become an informer for the tyrannical Communist regime and
betray everyone he loves. Rife with tension and historical details, Sepetys's novel shines a light on another dark
moment in history and forces readers to ask themselves what they would do.
BackstoryBooks | outras 52 resenhas | Apr 1, 2024 |



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