I think it's that way partially because of the efforts of modern Turkey's government. But she constantly wonders if her hope will be for nothing. She and her father escaped from the deport and went to Birijik, where her father left her to try and find work. She looks like a country girl, tall and strong, and with such red cheeks. Now I know about a period of time and a series of horrific events that we should remember, but also something deeper. Veron was taken to the Greek's hospital, in Smyrna, which saved her life. Kherdian writes in his mother's voice, Veron's voice, which is brought to life so clearly and achingly, Mr.
His mother was one of the fortunate few who survived the marches, bombings, and raids. Often one feels that the reader is being taught or instructed rather than learning by living through the characters' lives portrayed in an engaging tale. Who is this book written for? The way that Veron refers to the terrible things that happened in her life and to the people around her evokes terrible beauty that a teacher can use to provoke deep thinking from her students and comparisons to the modern day. There, Veron married an Armenian-American, Melkon Kherdian. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
I admired the Armenian's deep focus on family, whether biologically related or through the close-knit relationship of friends. Perhaps one of the saddest and most moving accounts of couragein the face of adversity, of inhuman cruelty, and descriptions of unimaginable base depravity I have ever read. Excerpted from The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl by David Kherdian All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. I felt I had a home again, and friends—and I would no longer be forced to move from place to place. Division of Library Services, Department of Public Instruction. This is an invaluable witness to racial inhumanity. For as long as I knew the sky and the clouds, we lived in our white stucco house in the Armenian quarter of Azizya, in Turkey, but when the great dome of Heaven cracked and shattered over our lives, and we were abandoned by the sun and blown like scattered seed across the Arabian desert, none returned but me, and my Azizya, my precious home, was made to crumble and fall and forever disappear from my life.
She was deported from her hometown in Turkey and forced to march with her family to Syria, because the Turks feared the Armenians would fight against their cause during the war. My mother and aunt had grown fond of one another when they lived at Grandma's, and then, when they moved to their new home, which was a duplex, my mother began looking after my aunt. I can never repay your mother. But what's sorely lacking is engagement of the senses. Lo fa narrando la storia della madre, Veron, della sua difficile infanzia di profuga ed esule in marcia e in fuga attraverso i territori ostili della Turchia, quelli ospitali della la Grecia, fino all'arrivo negli Stati Uniti d'America Un popolo in fuga Uno di quei casi in cui ci si trova in difficoltà nello scrivere un commento: David Kherdian non scrive un romanzo, ma racconta la storia di un popolo, gli Armeni, e del genocidio perpetrato ai loro danni agli inizi del Novecento dal popolo turco.
How many stories as important as this one have not been written down, and how many that have been written are ignored? However, due to her father being rather wealthy as compared to many other Armenians, her experiences during the first half of the book portrays a mild picture of the suffering during the first few years of the genocide. He was frail, and fair-skinned, and almost always silent. Many die along the way or of disease when they reach the refugee camps. Had she been older, she might have felt much worse. It was a truly amazing, well-written, educational read. She was very pretty, but also very spoiled.
She was an expert weaver in addition to tending to her housework and her garden of vegetables and flowers. She was a remarkable young person, whose personality forged itself into determination and resourcefulness and somehow managed to keep its capacity for hope in a better future despite the loss of her entire immediate family, an uneasy exile and near-starvation for years, and a grievous wound. It was simply written, but beautiful and heart-wrenching. She was one of the lucky ones who made it to Greece and eventually to America as a war refugee. Kherdian employs an interesting technique as he uses a first person narrator to tell his mother's story--so even though the book is technically a biography, it reads more like his mother's memoir or even a novel based on her experience, filled with dialogue and descriptions that go beyond what you normally find in a piece of nonfiction.
I listened to the audio of this book and found it very interesting. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. But when the Turkish government begins rounding up Armenians to deport or kill, Veron and her family embark on a journey from which they may never return. I read this book because it is directly from my ancestors' experiences. Veron is injured and evacuated to a hospital farther west, and eventually ends up in a city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Un popolo in fuga Uno di quei casi in cui ci si trova in difficoltà nello scrivere un commento: David Kherdian non scrive un romanzo, ma racconta la storia di un popolo, gli Armeni, e del genocidio perpetrato ai loro danni agli inizi del Novecento dal popolo turco.
But the author does little to elaborate on what that must have been like. You learn about the Armenian culture and about the different cultural groups living in Anatolia at this time - the Arabs, the Armenians, the Turks, the Kurds. Now I have an understanding of that terrible event for myself. Veron's telling is very honest and straightforward though never sensational when descr In The Road From Home: The story of an Armenian girl that's the title my copy was published with , David Kherdian tells the story of his mother's experience as a young Armenian girl living in Turkey, and how she survived the 1915 Armenian genocide. The reader foll I have very mixed feelings about this book. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included.
Finally I had found a book that discussed the Genocide, something I have known about for as long as I can remember growing up in an Armenian family. Through the atrocities she witnesses and the losses she suffers, Veron constantly tries to remain hopeful. The ending was so, so sad because she can't look back - she has to keep going, keep moving, keep doing, and obviously it was the right choice or the son would never have writt This book was so sad. This a biographical tale of Veron's life, written by her son. Kherdian as storyteller seems to completely disappear. It made me feel cared for, and it gave my life a direction and purpose. But this is handled a little clumsily, probably the only thing about the book that is.
But she constantly wonders if her hope will be for nothing. I am stunned at people's capability to commit wholesale murder. Kherdian tells his mother's memoirs of growing up during the Armenian massacres and the turmoil that World War I and continuing war between the Turks and Greeks placed upon even the exiled Armenians. The book has been published in most European countries and in many other places, including Japan. The biggest plus of this story is that it got me interested in a part of world history that we don't hear anything about in the United States.