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The Resource The sandcastle girls : a novel, Chris Bohjalian

The sandcastle girls : a novel, Chris Bohjalian

Label
The sandcastle girls : a novel
Title
The sandcastle girls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chris Bohjalian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his fifteenth book, the author brings us on a very different kind of journey. 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
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
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O495
LC item number
S26 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The sandcastle girls : a novel, Chris Bohjalian
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21024267
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780385534796
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011050285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780385534796
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn769424634
  • (OCoLC)769424634
Label
The sandcastle girls : a novel, Chris Bohjalian
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21024267
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780385534796
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011050285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780385534796
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn769424634
  • (OCoLC)769424634

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