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There is so much more one can say about Balakian's accomplishment...
Also, if you are interested in the history of the Middle East in general, or in the topic of genocide in particular, then you MUST read this book!
Peter Balakian tells so well the deeply felt story of his family's survival and rebirth in the world full of promise that was America.
Black Dog of Fate by Peter Balakian is the story of Peter discovering his past. Peter grew up in the suburbs of New York and doesn't know much about his families past, what the Old... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Maci and Zoe Read Books
The book is something of a mixed bag - part coming-of-age memoir, part revelation to an Armenian-American about the massacre of his people, part screed against the denial of the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert B. Lamm
A balanced, thoughtful, and well researched memoir. I understand more about the long history of tribal warfare on that continent.Published 7 months ago by Joyce DeVore
It is a very enlightening memoir giving a faint glimpse of many families of immigrants from dier circumstances. Very relatable, but leaves the reader with many questions. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Melanie
Peter Balakian is a poet, and he has a poet's fine eye and memory for detail, and the talent for creating the memorable and evocative turn of phrase. Read morePublished 10 months ago by 2stents