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The Sandcastle Girls

Bohjalian, Chris (eBook - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Sandcastle Girls


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"Parallel stories of a woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier during the Armenian Genocide and a modern-day New Yorker prompted to rediscover her Armenian past"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Bohjalian, Chris, 1960-
Title: The sandcastle girls
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (299 p.)
Summary: "Parallel stories of a woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier during the Armenian Genocide and a modern-day New Yorker prompted to rediscover her Armenian past"-- Provided by publisher.
Local Note: 23
Alternate Title: Sandcastle girls (eBook)
ISBN: 9780385534802
0385534809
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Report This Mar 16, 2014
  • InvernessS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Chris Bohjalian is a fantastic writer & story teller. Based on his personal interest & research of the Armenian slaughter of the WWI era. In novel form it somewhat diminishes the events. Love story? Hmmmm

Report This Mar 13, 2014
  • KCLSRecommends rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A powerful novel about the events that led to the coining of the new word "genocide": the slaughter of over a million Armenians in Turkey just before World War I.

Report This Feb 13, 2014
  • sharonb122 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

At first I had a hard time getting into the plot and caring about the characters. The main character, Elizabeth, I believe, did not seem to suit the setting of 1915. However, I did like the historical setting of the genicide of the Armenians. I believe that Eugenides began his novel, Middlesex, with this same historical event. I did eventually pick up on the plot and cared more for the characters. The ending was sprinkled with hope, which I like, and cleverly done.

Skillfully interweaves stories from 1915 Armenia and modern suburban New York. Sandcastle Girls illustrates the horrors of the Armenian genocide. However, Bohjalian manages to do so without letting his characters become two-dimensional.

Report This Jun 10, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A very good book. I would recommend this book for all to read.

Report This Mar 25, 2013
  • jdaigle3 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I defy anyone who reads this to not at least tear up at the end of this book. Such an emotional ride. It was sweet, it was sad, it was romantic, it was just so good. One of those books that no one seems to know about and everyone should! It is fiction, but based on truth and so important for people to know about!

Report This Jan 03, 2013
  • pokygirl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A very well written story that enlightens me to the Armenian genocide. The author kept me interested throughout and I want to learn more about this very sad time in Armenian history.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • BrigidScott rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

2012. Excellent.

Report This Nov 11, 2012
  • carrilis rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The atrocities of 1915 to the Armenians is brought to life in this novel by Chris Bohjalian. Although difficult to read at times and somewhat depressing in its theme, this is a good read. It reveals a piece of history of which little is known and/or discussed.

Report This Sep 03, 2012
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It is surprising how many people (including myself) are not aware of the Armenian Genocide that happened not quite 100 years ago. This is a sad but powerful story and well worth reading.

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Report This Aug 08, 2012
  • Neptune1020 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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