Chris Bohjalian’s The Sandcastle Girls On The New York Times Best-Se


The Sandcastle Girls, a novel on the Armenian Genocide by Chris
Bohjalian, will debut on the New York Times Best-Seller List on the
newspaper’s website July 27, the Armenian Weekly has learned.

The Sandcastle Girls is currently seventh on the best-seller list,
which will appear in the published Aug. 5 issue of the New York Times.

The author of 15 novels, Bohjalian is not a stranger to the New York
Times Best-Seller List. His novels Midwives (1997),The Double Bind
(2007), Secrets of Eden (2010), and Skeletons at the Feast (2008)
have reached #1, #3, #6, and #15, respectively, on the list.

On July 25, The Sandcastle Girls also debuted between #3 and #11 on
the regional independent bookstore bestseller lists. In independent
bookstores in New England and California, the novel was the #3 and
#6 most-sold book, respectively.

The Sandcastle Girls was launched by the ANC-Western Region at a
sold-out luncheon in Los Angeles on July 16. It was released nationwide
on July 17.

Published by Doubleday in the U.S., it will be published by Simon
and Schuster in the UK in August, and released internationally in
the coming months.

The novel has received stellar reviews from dozens on publications
nationwide, including the Washington Post, USA Today, the Boston Globe,
the Associated Press, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist,
Kirkus Reviews, Entertainment Weekly, and People Magazine.

On July 23, it was announced the Book of the Week on

Bohjalian is currently on a three-week book tour to more than 20

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS