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Armerian Golgotha by Grigoris Balakian EN

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Country: Asia / Armenia flag Armenia
Description:
On April 24, 1915, Grigoris Balakian was arrested along with some 250 other leaders of Constantinople’s Armenian community. It was the beginning of the Ottoman Empire’s systematic attempt to eliminate the Armenian people from Turkey—a campaign that continued through World War I and the fall of the empire. Over the next four years, Balakian would bear witness to a seemingly endless caravan of blood, surviving to recount his miraculous escape and expose the atrocities that led to over a million deaths. Armenian Golgotha is Balakian’s devastating eyewitness account—a haunting reminder of the firs... continue



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I del cel van caure tres pomes by Narine Abgarian CA

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Armenia flag Armenia
Description:
L'Anatòlia és una dona abonyegada per les desgràcies que es refugia a la biblioteca del poble (amagant els llibres del comte Tolstoi, per qui professa un odi rotund); en Hovhannés es fuma el tabac de la seva collita enrotllant-lo amb el paper de la «premsa babaua» i de llibres vells, perquè no n'hi ha cap altre. I només són dos dels personatges inoblidables d'aquesta novel·la. Maran és un món que sembla que té els dies comptats, però aviat ens adonarem que, en realitat, aquest poble perdut al cim de la humanitat, en un racó del Caucas, està empès per una energia immortal. Premi Iàsnaia Poliana... continue

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El alambre no se percibía entre la hierba by Levon Kechoyan, Hovhannes Yeranyan ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Armenia flag Armenia
Description:
La caída de la Unión Soviética provocó un nuevo trazado en las geometrías de los pueblos del Cáucaso sur. Tras la independencia de la Tercera República de Armenia en 1991, sucede la guerra de Nagorno Karabagh, enclave de población armenia en territorio de Azerbaiján. Conflicto entre dos pueblos que no termina con el cese del fuego del año 1994. Dos gestualidades que no han alcanzado la paz y aun conviven en el límite de las amenazas. Con una prosa poética potente y reveladora, Levón Khechoyan y Hovhann&... continue

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The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / Armenia flag Armenia
Description:
"A tale of how what others understand as liabilities can be leveraged into strengths."--Provided by publisher.

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Y del cielo cayeron tres manzanas by Narine Abgaryan ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Armenia flag Armenia
Description:
En la pequeña aldea de Maran, enclavada en lo alto de las montañas en un rincón olvidado del Cáucaso, un lugar donde los sueños, las maldiciones y los milagros se toman muy en serio, una comunidad unida discute, cotillea y ríe sin que el paso del tiempo la afecte. En su vida cotidiana cosechando, haciendo baklava, limpiando las casas, los aldeanos se apoyan unos a otros en los buenos y en los malos momentos. Sin embargo, a veces basta una chispa de romance para que la vida dé un vuelco, y un complot para unir a dos de los habitantes más o... continue

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Family of Shadows : A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream by Garin K. Hovannisian EN

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Country: Asia / Armenia flag Armenia
Description:
As a world war rages through Europe in 1915, Ottoman authorities commence the systematic slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians—the first genocide of modern history. A teenage boy named Kaspar Hovannisian is among the surviving generation of Armenians who escape the ruins of their ancestral homeland and build communities around the world. Kaspar follows the American dream to the San Joaquin Valley of California, where he cultivates a small farm and begins investing in real estate. But memories of Armenia burn strong—a legacy of love, anguish, and faith in a national rebirth. Kaspar's son Richard l... continue

29.

Ali and Nino : A Love Story by Kurban Said EN

Rating: 1 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Azerbaijan flag Azerbaijan
Description:
From the author of The Girl from the Golden Horn, a novel of the enduring love between childhood friends divided by war & their separate cultures. First published in Vienna in 1937, this classic story of romance and adventure has been compared to Dr. Zhivago and Romeo and Juliet. Ali and Nino is Kurban Said’s masterpiece. It is a captivating novel as evocative of the exotic desert landscape as it is of the passion between two people pulled apart by culture, religion, and war. It is the eve of World War I in Baku, Azerbaijan, a city on the edge of the Caspian Sea, poised precariously between ea... continue

30.

The Orphan Sky by Ella Leya EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / Azerbaijan flag Azerbaijan
Description:
Leila, a young classical pianist, dreams of winning international competitions and bringing awards to her beloved country Azerbaijan. When she receives an assignment from her communist mentor to spy on a music shop suspected of traitorous Western influences, she is determined to prove her worth to the Party. When Leila meets Tahir, the painter who owns the music shop, his jazz recordings, abstract art, and subversive political opinions crack open the veneer of the world she's been living in. Now her comrades force her to make an impossible choice.