The Spice Box Letters: A Novel

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Macmillan, Sep 13, 2016 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Katerina inherits a scented, wooden spice box after her grandmother Mariam dies. It contains letters and a diary, written in Armenian. As she pieces together her family story, Katerina learns that Mariam's childhood was shattered by the Armenian tragedy of 1915.

Mariam was exiled from her home in Turkey and separated from her beloved brother, Gabriel, her life marred by grief and the loss of her first love. Dissatisfied and restless, Katerina tries to find resolution in her own life as she completes Mariam's story – on a journey that takes her across Cyprus and then half a world away to New York.

Miracles, it seems, can happen—for those trapped by the past, and for Katerina herself.

 

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User Review  - CatherineHsu - LibraryThing

From the first page, I knew that this story was promising. Sadly, I had never even had an inkling about the tragedy in Armenia. Now I do, and I am so glad that I was introduced to it in such a sweet ... Read full review

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*I received this book through LibraryThing Member Giveaways.* I had a hard time getting into this novel, in part because there are so many first-person narrators and their voices are not as unique as ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
10
Section 4
13
Section 5
16
Section 6
18
Section 7
24
Section 8
27
Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
129
Section 25
131
Section 26
146
Section 27
149
Section 28
156

Section 9
32
Section 10
36
Section 11
39
Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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About the author (2016)

EVE MAKIS studied at Leicester University and worked as a journalist and radio presenter in the UK and Cyprus before becoming a novelist. She is the author of The Spice Box Letters. Eve is a part time tutor in creative writing at Nottingham University. She is married with two children and lives in the UK and Cyprus.

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