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The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date January 12, 2016
Pages 338
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618982660
ISBN-10 0618982663
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $24.00
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An epic tale of one man’s courage in the face of genocide and his granddaughter’s quest to tell his story

In the heart of the Ottoman Empire as World War I rages, Stepan Miskjian’s world becomes undone. He is separated from his family as they are swept up in the government’s mass deportation of Armenians into internment camps. Gradually realizing the unthinkable—that they are all being driven to their deaths—he fights, through starvation and thirst, not to lose hope. Just before killing squads slaughter his caravan during a forced desert march, Stepan manages to escape, making a perilous six-day trek to the Euphrates River carrying nothing more than two cups of water and one gold coin. In his desperate bid for survival, Stepan dons disguises, outmaneuvers gendarmes, and, when he least expects it, encounters the miraculous kindness of strangers.

The Hundred-Year Walk alternates between Stepan’s saga and another journey that takes place a century later, after his family discovers his long-lost journals. Reading this rare firsthand account, his granddaughter Dawn MacKeen finds herself first drawn into the colorful bazaars before the war and then into the horrors Stepan later endured. Inspired to retrace his steps, she sets out alone to Turkey and Syria, shadowing her resourceful, resilient grandfather across a landscape still rife with tension. With his journals guiding her, she grows ever closer to the man she barely knew as a child. 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.



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Hardcover
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from Houghton Mifflin (January 12, 2016)
9780618982660 | details & prices | 338 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $24.00
About: An epic tale of one man’s courage in the face of genocide and his granddaughter’s quest to tell his story In the heart of the Ottoman Empire as World War I rages, Stepan Miskjian’s world becomes undone.
Paperback
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from Mariner Books (January 24, 2017)
9780544811942 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $15.95
About: A Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize A New York Post Must-Read   “Part family heirloom, part history lesson, The Hundred-Year Walk is an emotionally poignant work, powerfully imagined and expertly crafted.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Neil Shah (other contributor), Emily Woo Zeller (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (March 8, 2016); titled "The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey"
9781515903215 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $37.99
About: In the heart of the Ottoman Empire as World War I rages, Stepan Miskjian's world becomes undone.

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