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Author Makis, Eve, author.

Title The spice box letters : a novel / Eve Makis.

Publication Info. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC MAKIS,E    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Fiction    FIC MAKIS,E    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 260 pages ; 22 cm
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Note "First published in Great Britain by Sandstone Press Ltd."--Title page verso.
Summary "Katerina longs to know why her late grandmother, Miriam, refused to talk about the past, especially when she inherits a journal and handwritten letters stashed in a wooden spice box, cryptic treasures written in Armenian, Miriam's mother tongue. On vacation in Cyprus, Katerina finds the key to unlocking her grandmother's secrets and discovers a family legacy of exile and loss. Aged seven, Miriam was expelled from her home in Eastern Turkey and witnessed the death of her beloved brother Gabriel, or so she believed. Katerina sets out on a fact-finding mission across the island and solves a mystery that changes her life and lays the ghosts of her grandmother's turbulent past to rest. My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Sarah's Key in this gripping family saga, set during the tragic start of the Armenian genocide in 1915 Turkey, spanning the ups and downs of a family separated by the devastating aftermath in 1985 Greece."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Women journalists -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Armenians -- England -- History.
Reminiscing -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9781250095800 (hardback)
1250095808 (hardback)

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