Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk. Daughter of war, a novel.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

SKRYPUCH, Marsha Forchuk. Daughter of war, a novel. Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 210p. c2008. 978-1-55455-044-9. $14.95. J S A

Unfortunately, there are many daughters of war, even today, but this daughter is an Armenian in Turkey during WW I. This was the period of the Armenian genocide as populations were ethnically cleansed--we still see that today--and literally millions died. This is an exciting story, telling of two young lovers (engaged to be married) who are separated, each to endure terrible suffering. Marta is taken as a concubine by a Turk, escapes with the help of his wife back to an orphanage for Armenian children run by kindly Germans, gives birth, and struggles to survive...

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