The Sandcastle Girls


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    The 15th one in the series takes us to a journey that is never expected, the novel takes us to different eras for example we observes Syria in 1915 and then Chris Bohjalian takes us to New York in 2012. Thus the novel contains a long history that is attached along its tale and makes it a unique item as compared to writer’s other works like Midwives and Wingspan.

    The Sandcastle Girls

    The novel opens with the introduction of Elizabeth Endicott who comes to Syria with a diploma in nursing in order to help the army by providing food and medical help to the Armenian. The love affair of Elizabeth starts when she meets Armen whose family got killed in the war. The story takes a sentimental turn and soon we listen about love letters more as compared to the circumstances of the World War.

    The Sandcastle Girls

    The quick shift of the story to the present world where the third generation is living a different life as compared to the life of the grandparents during the World War makes us think as what would have happened between the two lover and thus we along with Laura start doing a research on her family’s past and its connection with the Armenian heritage.

    There are two narrators that are used for the narration of this novel that not only tells us about the world war but also provides the details of two different heritages, both Cassandra Campbell and Alison Fraser have proved themselves as the best choice for the narrator’s job. The coordination between the two is just out of this world and we listen without any confusion as the words uttered are all crystal clear.  


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