Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.



This week's pick: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian


Due out July 17, 2012





Product Information taken from Amazon:


The Sandcastle Girls is a sweeping historical love story steeped in Chris Bohjalian's Armenian heritage.When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. The year is 1915 and she has volunteered on behalf of the Boston-based Friends of Armenia to help 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 and travels south into Egypt to join the British army, 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.Fast forward to the present day, 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.

10 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

me too, me too :)

lsl_scrapper said...

Wow! What a beautiful cover! And it sounds like my kind of book. Adding to my TBR!
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The Teen Book Guru said...

Great choice!! I added it to my TBR list. I'm a new follower and just wanted to drop by and say hi :) I love your blog!!

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Kay said...

I think this one sounds really good. Can't wait.

Jill said...

Yes! (Even though I have had some reservations b/c it doesn't sound like my typical read...but it's HIM!)

Patricia said...

I don't know if I have heard of this one before, but I have to agree and say: It sounds pretty darn great!

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've had my eye on this author for awhile...this one looks very tempting!

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Majanka said...

I really like Chris Bohjalian's books, so I might have to pick up this one. The cover looks so tranquil! Great pick!

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Book Sake said...

Sounds like a good historical. I haven't read anything by the author before.

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Tribute Books said...

A great choice, i'll have to look into this one.

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