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Ruta Sepetys

Autor(a) de Between Shades of Gray

12 Works 12,223 Membros 782 Críticas 9 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 por Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray (2011) 4,928 exemplares
Salt to the Sea (2016) 3,365 exemplares
Out of the Easy (2013) 1,671 exemplares
The Fountains of Silence (2019) 1,326 exemplares
I Must Betray You (2022) 756 exemplares
Between Shades of Gray: The Graphic Novel (2021) — Autor — 88 exemplares
Discover Ruta Sepetys 4 exemplares
The Bletchley Riddle (2024) 4 exemplares
The Ruta Sepetys Collection (2021) 3 exemplares
Sůl moře (2021) 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
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.
Prémios e menções honrosas
Cross of the Knight of the Order (Lithuania)
Rockefeller Bellagio fellow
First American writer of young adult literature to speak at the European Parliament

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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 YA historical fiction
mjphillips | 51 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Ruta Sepetys never fails to deliver an amazing book. Another piece of history that I knew very little about. In 1940, the Soviet Union occupied the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. It's estimated that Stalin killed more than twenty million people during his reign of terror.
Dianekeenoy | 348 outras críticas | Feb 5, 2024 |
Historical fiction told from the points of view of four individuals thrown together as they flee the advancing Russian army in East Prussia in the final days of World War II, all ultimately boarding the ill-fated German ship, Gustav Wilhelm. This real ship, meant to hold 1,500 passengers was crammed with 10,000 refugees trying to escape when it was hit by three torpedoes launched by a Russian submarine; about 9,000 people perished in the frigid waters of the Baltic Sea. Those narrating characters, all with secrets — Lithuanian nurse Joana, who had been allowed to resettle in Germany; pregnant Polish teenager Amelia; delusional Nazi zealot and soldier Alfred; and Prussian art restorer Florian — as well several other characters they travel with (Eva, Ingrid, Klaus, and the "Shoe Poet") are all believably and beautifully rendered and fully developed, and while they are fictional people, the events that cuased their staggering struggle for survival are tragically.

I previously read Fountains of Silence by Ms. Sepetys, historical fiction set in the post-WWII Franco regime in Spain, which I enjoyed; this one had the same level of credibility and was quite special in that it gave voice to a diverse cast of ordinary people, even though fictional in this case, whose stories would have been lost in time -- not the military or the political, but the real people who are just numbers in the official histories. The author’s note discusses the real life tragedy of the torpedoing of the Gustav Wilhelm – and the countless other lives – military and civilian – lost in the Baltic Sea during WWII – and challenges other writers to give voice to the truths hidden from the official histories.
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bschweiger | 191 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
The main action in this historical fiction takes place in the late 1950s in and around Madrid, Spain, about two decades into Generallisimo Francisco Franco's brutal regime. The novel is part love story and part expose of the horrors inflicted on dissidents and their families: murdering anyone who opposes the repressive regime, crushing dissent, burying the truth, and stealing the children of Republicans and selling them for adoption to people loyal to the regime. The story, which is beautifully told, is interspersed with excepts of diplomatic reports, letters, and news stories from the time. The writing is strong, with some beautiful phrasing in places: e.g., “A waiter appears and discreetly slides an ashtray under Ben’s hand, forecasting the gray snowfall from his cigarette.” Or: “Fortune. Born into, unearned. The mute accomplice of fate that determines futures and carves lines to divide.” Well-drawn characters, mystery, and tension round out this excellent work.… (mais)
bschweiger | 58 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |



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