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David Kherdian re-creates his mother's voice in telling the true story of a childhood interrupted by one of the most devastating holocausts of our century.

Vernon Dumehjian Kherdian was born into a loving and prosperous family. Then, in the year 1915, the Turkish government began the systematic destruction of its Armenian population.

©1979 David Kherdian; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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listening to the book was like listening to one's grandmother tell the story of her life ... simple, heartwarming, touching.