25 September 2019

The Fountains of Silence | Waiting on Wednesday

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to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.
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Happy Wednesday!

I'm always intrigued to learn more of Spanish history, and when coupled with the talents of author Ruta Sepetys, I'm sure it will give me all the feels.

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Title: The Fountains of Silence
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Expected Publication Date: October 1, 2019

Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.

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, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true post-war struggles of Spain.

For what book are you waiting this week?
Let me know in the comments below.


  1. I've only read one by this author, but it was sooooo good! Can't wait for this one myself. Great pick!
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  2. You won't be disappointed by this novel! I finished it Friday last week and can't wait to meet the author next Thursday at B&N!

  3. It sounds like it will be such a good read!

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  4. I really need to read Ruta Sepetys. I hear so many wonderful things about her books, and I do love historical fiction. I hope you enjoy this one. I am adding it to my wish list. Have a great day!