The Sandcastle GirlseBook - 2012
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The Armenian Massacre (1915-1923) is one of the darkest chapters of World War I (1914-1918). The horror and violence of this genocide forms the background to Chris Bohjalian's novel. The Sandcastle Girls tells two parallel stories: one of a young woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier; ... Read More »
vpl_booksjustforyou Nov 28, 2013
Described as haunting, violent and moving, this character driven, historical fiction contrasts the parallel stories of two people affected by the Armenian genocide. A good fit for fans of Wally Lamb or Louis De Bernières' Birds Without Wings.
vpl_booksjustforyou Nov 08, 2012
The Sandcastle Girls interweaves the stories of young Bostonian Elizabeth Endicott who arrives in Aleppo, Syria in 1915 to provide aid to Armenian refugees escaping genocide, and the story of Laura Petrosian, her great grand-daughter, almost a century later. “Bohjalian powerfully narrates an intr... Read More »
Told in a series of vivid flashbacks ranging from the vantage of present-day New York City to 1915 Turkey, this is an intimate, instructive and stirring saga of the “Great Calamity” that was the Armenian Genocide. The horror keeps mounting –a million and a half Christian Armenians murdered- and t... Read More »
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