Daughter of War by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2009 nominee

On the 2009 USBBY list of Outstanding International Books

White Pine nominee, 2009

On Resource Link's "Best of 2008" List

On the Cooperative Children_s Book Center Best-of-the-Year list for 2009

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2009

Teenagers Kevork and his betrothed Marta are the lucky ones. They have managed so far to survive the Armenian genocide in Turkey, and both are disguised as Muslims. But Marta is still in Turkey, pregnant with another man's child. And Kevork is living as an Arab in Syria.

Kevork yearns to get back into Turkey and search for Marta, but with the war raging and the genocide still in progress, the journey will be impossibly dangerous. Meanwhile, Marta worries that even if Kevork has survived and they are reunited, will he be able to accept what she has become? And what has happened to her sister, Mariam, who was sold as a slave to the highest bidder?

Daughter of War is a gripping story of enduring love and loyalty set against the horrors of Turkey during World War I.


About Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch's first young adult novel, ""The Hunger,"" was released to critical acclaim in 1999. She is also the author of three picture books for children. Marsha, who lives in Brantford, Ontario with her husband and son, has a BA in English and an MLS.
Published April 4, 2008 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 210 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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Following Nobody’s Child (2003) and Aram’s Choice (2006), Skrypuch continues the story of the Armenian genocide, this time focusing on the lives of Marta Hovsepian and Kevork Adomian.

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Daughter of War is the story of two Armenian orphans – Marta and Kevork – who struggle to survive and to find one another during World War I in Turkey.

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