#1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal! "A superlative novel... masterfully crafted."--The Wall Street JournalBased on "the forgotten tragedy that was six times deadlier than the Titanic."--TimeWinter 1945. WWII. Four refugees. Four stories.Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies, war. As thousands desperately flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. But not all promises can be kept...This paperback edition includes book club questions and exclusive interviews with Wilhelm Gustloff survivors and experts.