A New York Post Must-Read
Ã¢ÂÂPart family heirloom, part history lesson, The Hundred-Year Walk is an emotionally poignant work, powerfully imagined and expertly crafted.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂAline Ohanesian, author of OrhanÃ¢ÂÂs Inheritance
Ã¢ÂÂThis book reminds us that the way we treat strangers can ripple out in ways we will never know . . . MacKeenÃ¢ÂÂs excavation of the past reveals both uncomfortable and uplifting lessons about our present.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂAri Shapiro, NPR
Growing up, Dawn MacKeen heard from her mother how her grandfather Stepan miraculously escaped from the Turks during the Armenian genocide of 1915, when more than one million peopleÃ¢ÂÂhalf the Armenian populationÃ¢ÂÂwere killed. In The Hundred-Year Walk MacKeen alternates between StepanÃ¢ÂÂs courageous account, drawn from his long-lost journals, and her own story as she attempts to retrace his steps, setting out alone to Turkey and Syria, shadowing her resourceful, resilient grandfather across a landscape still rife with tension. Dawn uses his journals to guide her to the places he was imperiled and imprisoned and the desert he crossed with only half a bottle of water. Their shared story is a testament to family, to home, and to the power of the human spirit to transcend the barriers of religion, ethnicity, and even time itself.
Ã¢ÂÂI am in awe of what Dawn MacKeen has done here . . . Her sentences sing. Her research shines. Her readers will be raptÃ¢ÂÂand a lot smarter by the end.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂMeghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion
About: An epic tale of one manâs courage in the face of genocide and his granddaughterâs quest to tell his story In the heart of the Ottoman Empire as World War I rages, Stepan Miskjianâs world becomes undone.
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