GLENDALE — 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. Bohjalian will speak at the Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street, at 7:00 pm, Thursday, February 27, 2014. Hardcover, paperback, audiobook, large type, eBook and eAudio versions of The Sandcastle Girls are available can be borrowed from all Library, Arts & Culture locations or online.

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.

Praise for The Sandcastle Girls
“Stirring. . .A deeply moving story of survival and enduring love.”
— Carol Memmott, USA Today

“Bohjalian deftly weaves the many threads of this story back and forth, from past to present, from abuse to humanity, from devastation to redemption. His ability to add irony and wit makes the contrasting horrors even more intense. . .Staggering. . .[and] utterly riveting.” — Eugenia Zukerman, The Washington Post

“A searing, tightly woven tale of war and the legacy it leaves behind… A nuanced, sophisticated portrayal of what it means not only to endure, but to insist on hope.”
— Nathalie Gorman, Oprah.com

The One Book/One Glendale reading event brings the community together to read and experience the same book. For more information see the website, www.glendalepubliclibrary.org/Onebook2014.asp or call 818-548-2027.

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