What We Are Reading Now

Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

Bohjalian’s newest novel explores the Armenian genocide of the early 1900’s. The reader follows the story of Elizabeth, a relief worker sent to Aleppo, Syria where she falls for an Armenian soldier, and the present-day story of Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Laura, who is researching her grandparents’ secret and shocking history. Heartbreaking yet hopeful, and full of rich characters.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

 Flynn’s third book follows married couple, Nick and Amy Dunne. About the celebrate their fifth anniversary, Amy suddenly goes missing and all fingers point to Nick. Chapters alternate between Amy’s revealing diary entries and Nick’s present-day narrative of the search for his wife. It will keep you guessing until the last page!

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  1. Sandcastle Girls sounds interesting, I can’t think of another story that uses the backdrop of the Armenian genocide, something that a novel could be helpful in educating readers of.

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