As Zabelle's family assembles for her funeral in present-day Massachusetts, it becomes clear that her children hardly knew her. But as this alternatively comic and heartbreaking novel unfolds--beginning with Zabelle's survival of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Turkey and her subsequent emigration to America for an arranged marriage--an unforgettable character emerges.
Nancy gives an overview of the book:
Nancy Kricorian is the author of the novels ZABELLE (1998), DREAMS OF BREAD AND FIRE (2003) and ALL THE LIGHT THERE WAS (2013). She grew up in the Armenian Community of Watertown, Massachusetts, and has degrees from Dartmouth College and Columbia University. Her poetry and...