The sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff near the end of World War II was one of the worst maritime disasters in history. Salt to the Sea tells the story through four different points of view. Joana is a Lithuanian nurse, Emilia is a pregnant Polish teenager, Florian is an injured Prussian opposed to the Nazis smuggling a treasure, and Alfred is a Nazi soldier who thinks he is more important than he really is. The characters are very well-developed and I really cared what happened to them. I very highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in World War II and people who enjoy historical fiction.
5 (out of 5) Stars