Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Emilia’s Wreath

As a child, Emilia participated in a tradition in which young girls would make a wreath of flowers and let it float down the river, carrying a candle. Whoever caught the wreath downstream would be…

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Storks and Birds

Emilia often reminisces about her childhood home in Poland, and the storks that would nest nearby. For her, storks represent her family in happier times. Her longing for storks is a longing for a unified…

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Shoes

The Shoe Poet, a former shoemaker, often says that you can tell everything you need to know about a person from their shoes. One of his favorite phrases is “The shoes always tell the…

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The Amber Swan

Florian has stolen the amber swan from the shipping containers which hold the disassembled Amber Room. In addition to stealing the swan, Florian has taken a map to the location of the Amber Room…

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