Daughter of War

Daughter of War

By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Paperback, 9781554550449, 210pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2008

"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 the Author
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is the author of two previous young adult novels - "The Hunger" (1999) and "Hope's War" (2001), which was nominated for the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award. Skrypuch is also the author of three picture books for children. She lives in Brantford, Ontario with her husband and son, and has a BA in English and an MLS.