Author Talk: Ruta Sepetys and "The Fountains of Silence"

Cleveland Park Library

Author Talk: Ruta Sepetys and "The Fountains of Silence"

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, 7 p.m.

In partnership with Politics and Prose, DC Public Library welcomes author, Ruta Sepetys, who will discuss her new book The Fountains of Silence. This event will take place in the Cleveland Park Library first floor meeting room. 

The Fountains of Silence is set in the summer of 1957 in Spain, at the height of a fascist dictatorship. Daniel Matheson, son of an American oil tycoon, joins his parents on a summer trip to Madrid where he hopes to connect with the country of his mother’s birth. Is the Spain that tourists experience a glossy, filtered version? Can Daniel, an aspiring photojournalist, bring to light the atrocities the world has ignored? Once again, internationally acclaimed bestselling author Ruta Sepetys deftly illuminates a lesser known history with her newest novel about the power of love, the repercussions of war and the reckoning of truth in fascist postwar Spain.

Copies of The Fountains of Silence and other Ruta Sepetys titles will be available for purchase. A book signing will take place after the event. 

FREE | Recommended for ages 13 and up | Seating is first come, first served