Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is technically a young adult title but recommended for everyone. It is very fine historical fiction that builds a story around four characters fleeing Europe at the end of WWII. They are headed for the ship Wilhelm Gustloff, in hopes of reaching safety. Each character has a voice and they are vastly different. The historical accuracy really shines through in this hard to put down, beautifully written tale of courage, disaster and love.