Daughter of War
By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
(Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Paperback, 9781554550449, 210pp.)
Publication Date: April 2008
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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"
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.