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The Sandcastle Girls [compact Disc]

By Chris Bohjalian, 1960-

Over the course of his career, New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian has taken readers on a spectacular array of journeys. Midwives brought us to an isolated Vermont farmhouse on an icy winter’s night and a home birth gone tragically wrong. The Double Bind perfectly conjured the Roaring Twenties on Long Island—and a young social worker’s descent into madness. And Skeletons at the Feast chronicled the last six months of World War Two in Poland and Germany with nail-biting authenticity. As The Washington Post Book World has noted, Bohjalian writes “the sorts of books people stay awake all night to finish.”
In his fifteenth book, The Sandcastle Girls, he brings us on a very different kind of journey. This spellbinding 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.

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • CD F Bohjalian [9 DISC], Book on CD Fiction
  • CD F Bohjalian [9 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

ISBN

9780307917379


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Bohjalian, Chris, 1960-
Summary: Presents parallel stories of a woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier during the Armenian Genocide of World War I and a modern-day New Yorker prompted to rediscover her Armenian past.
Title: The sandcastle girls [compact disc] / Chris Bohjalian.
Publisher Date: New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio, p2012.
Subject: Armenians -- Fiction. Americans -- Fiction. Armenian Americans -- Fiction Armenian massacres, 1915-1923 -- Fiction Refugees -- Fiction Family secrets -- Fiction Women novelists -- Fiction Genealogy -- Fiction. Syria -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780307917379
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Bohjalian
Oclc: 769428870
Upc: 9780307917379
Bib Id: 414855

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Bohjalian, Chris, 1960-
Summary: Presents parallel stories of a woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier during the Armenian Genocide of World War I and a modern-day New Yorker prompted to rediscover her Armenian past.
Title: The sandcastle girls [compact disc] / Chris Bohjalian.
Publisher, Date: New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio, p2012.
Description: 9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/ 4 in.
Subjects: Armenians -- Fiction.
Subjects: Americans -- Fiction.
Subjects: Armenian Americans -- Fiction
Subjects: Armenian massacres, 1915-1923 -- Fiction
Subjects: Refugees -- Fiction
Subjects: Family secrets -- Fiction
Subjects: Women novelists -- Fiction
Subjects: Genealogy -- Fiction.
Subjects: Syria -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Campbell, Cassandra
Other Author: Fraser, Alison
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Title from web page.
Notes: Duration: 11:00:00.
Notes: Read by Cassandra Campbell and Alison Fraser.
ISBN: 9780307917379
Publisher Number: RHA
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Bohjalian
Medium: [compact disc]