The Sandcastle Girls

by Chris Bohjalian

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The Sandcastle Girls Synopsis

One woman's journey into her family's past reveals a shocking story that has never been told. 1915, Aleppo, Syria. When Elizabeth Endicott steps off the boat from Boston, armed only with a crash course in nursing, nothing could have prepared her for the atrocities she is about to face. For Aleppo is the arrival point for the hundreds of thousands of Armenians who have been forced to march out of Turkey and through the desert to die. There Elizabeth gets to know Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter in the Genocide. When Armen travels to Egypt to join the British army, he begins to write to Elizabeth, and slowly realizes that, unless he can find his way back to her, he risks becoming lost forever. Present day, New York. Laura Petrosian has never really given her Armenian heritage much thought until an old friend calls, claiming to have seen a photo of Laura's grandmother advertising a museum exhibition. As Laura embarks on a journey back through her family's history she'll find a tale of love, loss - and the hidden story of a nation in mourning.

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ISBN: 9781471110726
Publication date: 14/03/2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471110726
Publication date: 14th March 2013
Author: Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the author of eleven novels, including The Double Bind, Before You Know Kindness  and The Buffalo Soldier. His novel Midwives  was a Publisher Weekly "Best Book" and a selection of Oprah's Book Club. His work has been translated into twenty languages. In 2002, he won the New England Book Award for fiction.He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.   Author Photo © Victoria Blewer

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