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The Kernel that Led to ‘The Sandcastle Girls’

Sometimes my novels have positively elephantine gestation periods—and even that, in some cases, is an underestimate. A mother elephant carries her young for not quite two years; I have spent, in some cases, not quite two decades contemplating the tiniest seed of a story and wondering how it might grow into a novel. Moreover, in […]

Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian’s New Book Illuminates the Dynamics of Genocide

Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian’s New Book Illuminates the Dynamics of Genocide

In her first book, “Humanity in the Midst of Inhumanity”, author Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian suggests that in addition to the Armenian Genocide, the Jewish Holocaust and subsequent genocides, these tragic events should be forever remembered in the annals of history. Despite this dark period, we can be inspired in knowing that one can still find […]

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