Topic: Book Reviews

One leaves Aida Zilelian’s All the Ways We Lied (Keylight Books, 2024) with the comfort of knowing that the Manoukian sisters, Kohar, Lucine and Azad, each unhappy in her own[...]

As in the best mysteries, Rumor of Evil by Gary Braver (Goshgarian), does not just chase a murderer. Instead, the book presents a mélange of the past and the present,[...]

With his “The best translation of/darkness is a victory flag,” Arthur Kayzakian divests the victory flag of its connotations of glory and joy and makes the book of redacted paintings[...]

To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves—there lies the great, singular power of self-respect. Joan Didion Long one of the most thought-provoking Armenian-American[...]

small pieces (Dalkey Archive Press, 2023) is truth distilled to its purest essence. Through conversations, spoken and unspoken, over distance and in time, two women, a writer and an artist,[...]

“This is it, Iskender, efendi. The end,” Aram Bohjalian, an old friend of the Agha Boghos family, tells his buddy as the Turks capture the Armenian quarter in Ourfa and[...]

By Prof. Tessa Hofmann Special to the Mirror-Spectator Writing about genocide is one of the greatest literary challenges, especially when it involves one’s own or family experience. Most often, the[...]

Is it a book? A work of art? Book art? Or perhaps an art book? Karén Karslyan’s 2020 tome goes by the name of Aterazma, a clever play on words:[...]

I sometimes wonder what the Mamas and the Papas would think if they were still around to see the big ole’ mess that California has become. A conflagration of intensified[...]

“She had promised to kill the child as soon as it was born.” These chilling words begin Susannah Harutyunyan’s Ravens Before Noah, which was awarded the 2016 Presidential Prize for[...]