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~Download Ebook ♴ The Fountains of Silence ☥ 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.

10 thoughts on “The Fountains of Silence

  1. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    Ruta Sepetys paints a richly descriptive and historically detailed picture of post war Spain under the fascist dictator, General Franco It is 1957, and Spain is desperate for money and to facilitate this, is welcoming tourists to the country 18 year old American Daniel Matheson is staying at a luxury hotel with his family, his father is an oil tycoon looking to make a deal with Franco s regime Spain is the country of Daniel s mother, and he is looking to explore it, with every intent of looking beneath the official versions of Madrid Whilst his father wants him to work for the business, Daniel has other ideas, he wants to be a photographer, and has made plans to study photography at college Ana is the young, bright and beautiful hotel maid charged with looking after the Matheson family and meeting their every need This is a well researched multilayered story of David and Ana, love, identity, heartbreak, and the walls of silence behind which are hidden the true horrors of Franco...

  2. Hannah Greendale Hannah Greendale says:

    Congested, sacharrine, and melodramatic.

  3. Alex& Alex& says:

    Do you realize the lengths I would go to for a copy of this book I NEED THIS SO BADLY

  4. Nenia ☠️ Hecka Wicked ☠️ Campbell Nenia ☠️ Hecka Wicked ☠️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest A while back, I read another book called Ruta Sepetys, called OUT OF THE EASY, a work of young adult historical fiction set in 1950s New Orleans It had the potential to be an interesting book, but the lazy, meandering pace lack of action and reliance on an almost entirely character driven story made for some tough readin I hoped that THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE, with its intriguing premise of characters struggling to exist under the militaristic dictatorship of Francisco Franco in Spain might be better At the very least, it might be action packed.I was wrong, on both counts.The slow pacing and character driven stories seem to be hallmarks of Ruta Sepetys s style, regardless of whether she s writing for an adult or a young adult audience And even when writing about edgy content, like prostitution or stolen babies, her books have an overly clean, sanitized feel reminiscent of Amy Harmon s only, she isn t the emotional storyteller that Harmon is...

  5. Emily May Emily May says:

    I m not going to rate or review this I ve only liked one of the three Sepetys books I ve read in the past, but I was really hoping a book on Spain under Franco would be the equalizer It wasn t to be I m just not a fan of the way the author jumps very quickly between multiple POVs I feel so detached from the stories Just not for me.

  6. Book of the Month Book of the Month says:

    Why I love itby Danielle McNallyWhen I read, I want to be transported To another place, to another time, to a world I never could have experienced on my own In Ruta Sepetys s latest, The Fountains of Silence, I was taken to a sepia toned summer in 1950s Spain The entire time I was reading which wasn t long, since I flew through the 475 page novel in three days , I felt as if I, too, were walking the cobblestoned streets of Madrid, the heat of the late afternoon sun on my shoulders.That said, this time period wasn t a particularly pleasant one at least, not if you were Spanish Here s the Cliff s Notes version Daniel, a 19 year old Spanish American aspiring photographer, is staying with his wealthy parents at the Castellana Hilton a real place There he meets Ana, a young maid who, along with her siblings, has struggled to make ends meet since her Republican parents were punished for their views I love historical fiction, particularly stories about World War II, but I d never read...

  7. Kim Friant Kim Friant says:

    4 Stars Ok so first off, I love Sepetys books They re amazing and she s one the authors that I pick up no matter what the book is about But I m gonna start with my one criticism that applies to multiple books The endings frustrate the crap outta me I m learning to accept open endings that could go in any direction and could be interpreted and imagined in a myriad of ways However, with Sepetys stories, I want to know She always seems to completely draw me into the stories and the characters lives and I get so involved and want to know as much as possible, but then she just cuts the story off It feels like there s so much of the story, but she just refuses to give us the info That is honestly my only criticism and I ll admit it s a big one However, up until the endings, the stories are all fantastic This book is no different The setting is stunning and I now officially want to go to Spain and explore as much as possible She captures the fear and tension of Franco s Spain and sh...

  8. Lea ♞ That_Bookdragon Lea ♞ That_Bookdragon says:

    A solid 5 5 Thank you so much to Penguin Random House International for providing me with a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest opinion A very pretty bookmark was also included in the package they sent me, which you can see HERE The history hasn t written itself yet, Matheson But you re capturing it as we speak with your photos Before we start, I would like to say that I was really eager for this book to be released because it is set during Franco s Spain You guys need to know that my great grandfather was one of those lucky ones who managed to escape Franco s dictatorship and found refuge in France Unfortunately, I didn t get to meet him when he was alive but I felt like this book would be truly important for me on a personal level to better understand what life was like for him in Spain at that time Of course we studied fascist regimes in high school, but this book provided a very different insight of something I had no idea was happening I will try to ke...

  9. Belkiss Misa Belkiss Misa says:

    My body and soul are ready

  10. Alicia Alicia says:

    Having had twelve hours to process the book after reading it in the span of twenty four hours including a car ride and I don t read in the car because well, motion sickness, but there are just times where that needs to be overcome , I can now write a review that consists of than hearts and exclamation points Picking stories that represent dark times in our global history is likely the easiest part, but deciding to tell it with the emotional strength and depth required can only be trusted to a few writers Sepetys is one of those chosen few, and chosen because three books have already solidified her ability to write historical fiction and this one is equally captivating Her appeal lies with adults and young adults who want to access the worlds she opens up In this story, there are four characters who intersect in mesmerizing ways Spanish brother and sister Ana and Rafa, their cousin Puri, and the American Daniel Their connections unfold in a series of suspenseful, dark, sentimen...