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The Apple Tree Blossoms in the Fall Paperback – September 24, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
Beginning with the story of how her family fled the from the Armenian genocide to the safety of Iran, the author describes her idyllic childhood in a country that was once so beloved to her, and why she was so reluctant to leave. We hear of her journeys through the Middle East, the Soviet Union, Europe and the United States.
Armineh Ohanian tells stories of her adventures around the world and of the emotional journeys that accompanies them.
The author lays bare so much of her life; she tells stories of personal and political upheavals, stories of adversities and the challenges she's been faced with, and of the incredible courage and strength she has retained throughout them all.
Her story-telling is wonderfully interwoven with acute observations and an endearing sense of humour throughout.
A history lesson, a love story, and a rather good read. Highly recommended.
Once I had started reading, it was hard to put the book down and I was sorry when I turned to the last page - I was sorry that there was not more of it!
The character Carineh is an inspirational role model. She is wise, witty, sassy and courageous.
It is amazing to read how she and Caro have overcome every adversity to become strong and successful.
The book illustrates how enduring family ties and loving relationships transcend nationality and are the universal qualities necessary for raising healthy and successful children. Love and faith are the glue that keep families together.
I know that you will be very well recieved at Oxford and that your message that inetlligence, courage and tenacity will inspire many young women who are struggling to assert their identity in male dominated societies.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very vivid and personal account of Carineh's life growing up as an Armenian Christian in Iran during the socio-political landscape of a growing wave of fundamental Islam.Published 23 months ago by VDrescher
I personally find it interesting reading books that go into detail about other cultures, especially the Middle Eastern cultures like the Iranian and Armenian cultures. Read morePublished on January 17, 2014 by Laura
This is a real page turner. A fascinating story that provides insight into the Armenian culture, and family life in a country that is so much on the news today. Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by Peter H.
This book was both entertaining and revelatory on many levels for me. The protagonist, Carineh, takes us along with her on her journey through life, and we see the world through... Read morePublished on January 11, 2013 by William B
The Apple Tree Blossoms in the Fall is a fast pace enjoyable read. Carineh, the narrator, tells of her courageous journey through life, from Iran to the United States. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Ivie
What a delightful book! It starts slowly but just as the title says, blossoms late.
If I had to use only one word to describe it, it would be - sincerity. Read more
I must say, I could not put this book down and was totally carried back in time reading it. The author has done a stellar job in making the reader feel as though they are a part... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Petrosar
The author brings a lovely, graphic and rather innocent description of life in a part of the world that is now totally different. Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by Sann Rene
The unpretentious way of writing lets each of the 80 seperate scenes appear like masterpieces of naive art, eye-catching, inviting, very enjoyable to read - or rather to look at... Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Sb WSS