The Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department 2014 One Book/One Glendale reading event will feature award winning author Chris Bohjalian who will discuss his epic novel of the Armenian Genocide, The Sandcastle Girls, in conversation with Glendale City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian.
“The Sandcastle Girls’ is a touching story of tragedy, love, and hope set against the backdrop of one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the last century. One of Bohjalian’s most epic stories and one that will have you talking about it for weeks after you’re done.” — Ardy Kassakhian, City Clerk
Chris Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books, including nine New York Times bestsellers. His work has been translated into over 25 languages and three times become movies. The Sandcastle Girls was a New York Times Bestseller and an Oprah.com Book of the Week. The Washington Post, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews named it a Best Book of 2012. Awards for The Sandcastle Girls include the ANCA Freedom Award for his work educating Americans about the Armenian Genocide; the ANCA Arts and Letters Award for The Sandcastle Girls, as well as the Saint Mesrob Mashdots Medal by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia.
Hardcover, paperback, audiobook, large type, eBook and eAudio versions of The Sandcastle Girls are available can be borrowed from all Library, Arts & Culture locations, reserved from the catalog or borrowed online. The One Book/One Glendale reading event brings the community together to read and experience the same book.