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The Fountains of Silence
by Ruta Sepetys
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Sepetys follows four people in 1950s Madrid when Spain is under the rule of Francisco Franco. Rafa works at a slaughterhouse and is tormented by the memory of his father’s murder at the hands of “the Crows,” Franco’s guards. Ana is a maid in a hotel and dreams of leaving Spain. She is drawn to a guest named Daniel. Puri works with babies at an orphanage, and some may have been stolen from their parents. Daniel returns to Madrid after Franco’s death and discovers a shocking secret.
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