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The sandcastle girls, Chris Bohjalian

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The sandcastle girls
Title
The sandcastle girls
Statement of responsibility
Chris Bohjalian
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This tale travels between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012, a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author's Armenian heritage, making it his most personal novel to date. When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke College, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. The First World War is spreading across Europe, and she has volunteered on behalf of the Boston-based Friends of Armenia to deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian genocide. There, Elizabeth becomes friendly with Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. When Armen leaves Aleppo to join the British Army in Egypt, he begins to write Elizabeth letters, and comes to realize that he has fallen in love with the wealthy, young American woman who is so different from the wife he lost. Flash forward to the present, where we meet Laura Petrosian, a novelist living in suburban New York. Although her grandparents' ornate Pelham home was affectionately nicknamed the "Ottoman Annex," Laura has never really given her Armenian heritage much thought. But when an old friend calls, claiming to have seen a newspaper photo of Laura's grandmother promoting an exhibit at a Boston museum, Laura embarks on a journey back through her family's history that reveals love, loss, and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations
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Title
The sandcastle girls
Creator
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
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
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10120202
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O495
LC item number
S26 2012
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Chris Bohjalian
The sandcastle girls, Chris Bohjalian
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The sandcastle girls, Chris Bohjalian
Publication
Note
Dates or pagination may vary
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
299 p.
Isbn
9780385534796
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011050285
Note
cat13rev,cat24,cat65rev
System control number
  • ocn769424634
  • (OCoLC)769424634
  • (OCoLC)811596679

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