The Hundred-year Walk

The Hundred-year Walk

An Armenian Odyssey

Book - 2016
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"The inspiring story of a young Armenian's harrowing escape from genocide and of his granddaughter's quest to retrace his steps. Growing up, Dawn MacKeen heard fragments of her grandfather Stepan's story, of how he was swept up in the deadly mass deportation of Armenians during World War I and of how he miraculously managed to escape. Longing for a fuller picture of Stepan's life--and the lost home her family fled--Dawn travels alone to Turkey and Syria, across a landscape still rife with tension. Using his long-lost journals as a guide, she reconstructs her grandfather's odyssey to the far reaches of the Ottoman Empire, where he found himself in the midst of unspeakable atrocities. Part reportage, part memoir, The Hundred-Year Walk alternates between Stepan's tale of resilience and Dawn's remarkable journey, giving us a rare firsthand account of the twentieth century's first genocide. It's filled with edge-of-your-seat escapes and accounts of lifesaving kindnesses in the harsh desert. And it's in the desert that Dawn finds the unexpected: the secret to Stepan's survival"--
Publisher: Boston ;, New York :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780618982660
0618982663
9780544582927
Branch Call Number: 956.62 M687m 2016
Characteristics: xii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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llocas
May 09, 2017

Some parts are very difficult to read; I admire the author for her journey in telling her grandfather's story.

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broo
Jun 01, 2016

Another gripping drama in the growing library of Armenian genocide stories: Dawn discovers her grandfather's horrific diary about his struggles to survive in Turkey and Syria during WW I and then even retraces his journeys through these two countries. Powerful and remarkable!

multcolib_susannel Apr 25, 2016

When Dawn MacKeen finds her grandfather's handwritten account of his escape from Armenian genocide, she decides to retrace his steps.

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limig
Mar 11, 2016

I have the book at home now and I am very anxious to read.

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