• The Road from Home

  • A True Story of Courage, Survival and Hope
  • By: David Kherdian
  • Narrated by: Adriana Sevan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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The Road from Home

By: David Kherdian
Narrated by: Adriana Sevan
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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great perspective about the Armenian Genocide.

enjoyed the perspective of a young girl who lost her entire family during the Genocide.

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Like sitting down with your grandmother...

I was riveted from the very beginning and while Life made it impossible to sit through until the end, my days were centered around the time that I would be alone to get a cup of tea and listen some more. The people in this are now a part of my mental fabric-- I will get the book so I might write their names properly. I admired Veron's ability to stay the course and keep going even when things were absolutely horrid. I admired her ability to keep her own goals in mind, and how her father knew to direct her early on. He sensed that she would survive and his guidance was a good guide for parenting in troubled times.

I am going to listen to this a few more times-- this is the kind of book that you listen to, then go over again to glean more details.

I will be learning more about Armenia now.