Topic: book review

The LORD your God shall raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers-it is to him you shall listen. -Deuteronomy 18:15   “(SOAD was as) unlikely[...]

A sense of doom almost governs the lives of the characters in Siran Seza’s Shattered Lives (Yearbook, Inc. 2015), a novel set in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) during World War I.[...]

lt’s hard not to fall in love with Nadia Owusu after reading her 2021 tell-all memoir, Aftershocks. The daughter of a Ghanaian father and an Armenian mother, Owusu grew up[...]

Shushanik Kurghinian, the almost forgotten, revolutionary prose and poetry writer from Alexandrapol (present-day Gyumri, Armenia), according to noted literary critic Marc Nishanian, “one of the greatest writers from the eastern[...]

The world of Ara Iskanderian’s first published novella, Godless Hour — A Yerevan Tale (Gomidas Institute, 2021) is a fantasy world. In the author’s own words, it is a world[...]

LOS ANGELES — Richard Antaramian’s 2020 book, Brokers of Faith, Brokers of Empire, breaks new ground in the historical analysis of the Armenian world of the late Ottoman Empire. In[...]

When he switches from writing to painting, “You turned from one no-money work to another no-money work, and now no woman will want you and you will never have a[...]

When you catch yourself talking to a character in a book, that indicates the writer(s) have drawn it well enough so that you feel invested, even moved by the character.[...]

Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s a brief history of yes (Dalkey Archive Press, 2013) is the story of two lovers, the blond-haired, blue-eyed American man and the dark-eyed, dark-haired girl from Portugal,[...]

LOS ANGELES — Prior to reading Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s The Brick House (Awst Press, 2017), a novel that explores the horrors of the modern city through the irrational world of[...]