Ruta Sepetys Book Club Aug. 6th

Ruta Sepetys, author of Fountains of Silence, will be joining us virtually on August 6th at 6:00pm!


We’re thrilled to share this exciting opportunity with you. This summer, #1 bestselling author Ruta Sepetys is offering The Fountains of Silence Summer Book Club Package exclusively to book clubs like yours. If you decide to purchase The Fountains of Silence Summer Book Club Package through Best of Books, you will receive the following for just $18.99 plus tax:
• 1 signed hardcover copy of The Fountains of Silence
• Access to download an exclusive Book Club Guide for The Fountains of Silence including discussion questions, bonus content, behind-the-scenes insights, photographs, and recipes inspired by the book.
• Access to a private virtual “Meet the Author” Q&A session with #1 bestselling author Ruta Sepetys.

If you happened to have bought the book, Fountains of Silence, from another source, but still want to participate, we will provide the option of purchasing a $5 gift certificate to Best of Books in order to gain access to the Q&A session. Just give us a call!

You can make your purchase and sign up for the event in store, by phone (340-9202), or on our website. If you did purchase Fountains of Silence from Best of Books already, make sure you still give us a call so that we can sign you up for the event with your email.


Ruta Sepetys ( is an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over sixty countries and forty languages. Sepetys is considered a "crossover" novelist, as her books are read by both teens and adults worldwide. Her novels Between Shades of GrayOut of the EasySalt to the Sea, and The Fountains of Silence have won or been shortlisted for more than forty book prizes, and are included on more than sixty state award lists. Between Shades of Gray was adapted into the film Ashes in the Snow, and her other novels are currently in development for TV and film. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Ruta is passionate about the power of history and literature to foster global awareness and connectivity. She has presented to NATO, to the European Parliament, in the United States Capitol, and at embassies worldwide. Ruta was born and raised in Michigan and now lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @RutaSepetys.  


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 promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an 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 difficult 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 postwar struggles of Spain. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
The Fountains of Silence By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399160318
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - October 1st, 2019