Chaotic Compendiums recently read and reviewed The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s a sample:
There is a deeply personal element to this book – an Armenian-American author exploring the Armenian genocide during and after World War I (ain’t war grand). During this time period the Ottoman empire exterminated between 1 and 1.5 million Armenians. It is considered one of the first modern (meaning 20th century) genocides and, in fact, the word genocide was coined to describe these events.
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