The Sandcastle Girls (2012) The storytelling structure is precariously ornate in this ardent historical romance The Sandcastle Girls , grounded in a real-life tragedy known by too few, the… 2012-07-17 Fiction Doubleday
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The Sandcastle Girls (2012)

LOVE AND HEARTAHCE Bohjalian uses his strong heritage to tell his grandparents' love story, which blossomed during the Armenian genocide of 1915
LOVE AND HEARTAHCE Bohjalian uses his strong heritage to tell his grandparents' love story, which blossomed during the Armenian genocide of 1915
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 17, 2012; Writer: Chris Bohjalian; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Doubleday

The storytelling structure is precariously ornate in this ardent historical romance The Sandcastle Girls, grounded in a real-life tragedy known by too few, the Armenian genocide of 1915. Laura Petrosian, a contemporary popular novelist living in comfortable American suburbia, discovers how her Bostonian grandmother and Armenian grandfather fell in love during the carnage. Drawing for the first time on his own heritage, Bohjalian (Midwives) — the grandson of Armenian survivors — pours passion, pride, and sadness into his tale of ethnic destruction and endurance. B+

Originally posted Jul 11, 2012 Published in issue #1216 Jul 20, 2012 Order article reprints