The Spice Box Letters

The Spice Box Letters

A Novel

Book - 2016
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" Katerina longs to know why her late grandmother, Miriam, refused to talk about the past, especially when she inherits a journal and handwritten letters stashed in a wooden spice box, cryptic treasures written in Armenian, Miriam's mother tongue. On vacation in Cyprus, Katerina finds the key to unlocking her grandmother's secrets and discovers a family legacy of exile and loss. Aged seven, Miriam was expelled from her home in Eastern Turkey and witnessed the death of her beloved brother Gabriel, or so she believed. Katerina sets out on a fact-finding mission across the island and solves a mystery that changes her life and lays the ghosts of her grandmother's turbulent past to rest. My big fat Greek wedding meets Sarah's key in this gripping family saga, set during the tragic start of the Armenian genocide in 1915 Turkey, spanning the ups and downs of a family separated by the devastating aftermath in 1985 Greece"--
Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781250095800
Branch Call Number: FIC MAK
Characteristics: 260 pages ; 22 cm

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Jan 18, 2016

Heart-wrenching tale. So sad. So glad there is some resolution in the end. I was inspired to read more on the Armenian genocide; human cruelty is abominable.
The spice box itself takes on increasing significance as the tale unfolds. Beautifully written, stories within stories like skins of an onion. Intergenerational themes.

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