The Resource The sandcastle girls, Chris Bohjalian

The sandcastle girls, Chris Bohjalian

Label
The sandcastle girls
Title
The sandcastle girls
Statement of responsibility
Chris Bohjalian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A haunting love story set during the First World War amidst the horrors of the Armenian Genocide. 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. 'Chris Bohjalian is at his very finest in this searing story of love and war. I was mesmerized from page one. Bravo!' Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife 'The Sandcastle Girls is deft, layered, eye-opening, and riveting. I was deeply moved." Wally Lamb, author of The Hour I First Believed 'Powerful ... Bohjalian's storytelling makes this a beautiful, frightening, and unforgettable read' Publishers' Weekly
Summary
A historical love story inspired by the author's Armenian heritage finds early 20th-century nurse Elizabeth Endicott arriving in Syria to help deliver food and medical aid to genocide refugees, a volunteer service during which she exchanges letters with an Armenian engineer and widower
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10120202
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bohjalian, Chris
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O495
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Armenian Americans
  • Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
  • Armenians
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The sandcastle girls, Chris Bohjalian
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=902932
Instantiates
Publication
Note
EPUB
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn912199786
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 electronic resource.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781471110733
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
75C5E308-85D8-45C5-8BC2-1B0D65275C88
System control number
(OCoLC)912199786
Label
The sandcastle girls, Chris Bohjalian
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=902932
Publication
Note
EPUB
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn912199786
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 electronic resource.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781471110733
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
75C5E308-85D8-45C5-8BC2-1B0D65275C88
System control number
(OCoLC)912199786

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