Recently reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, I have noticed some similarities between the authors life and her book. Sepetys is the daughter of a Lithuanian refugee and in the book one of the main characters is a young women who is trying to escape the Russians coming for the German people. Sepetys also is very fond of learning and went to many different schools and colleges which is shown in her characters since many of them talk about learning about different things even in the middle of war.
Some things however were very different between her life and the book. Sepetys has lived in America a lot of her life and all of the characters live over seas near germany and lithuania. This is contrast between book and author. Another thing is the fact that during schooling Sepetys changed majors multiple times and her characters have their minds set on what they want to be. In the book the authors life is shown in little tid bits but is obviously important to how she writes
qotd: have you ever seen an authors life in a book of theirs?