Family of Shadows by Garin K. Hovannisian
A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream

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Combining the historical urgency of The Burning Tigris, the cultural sweep of Middlesex, and the psychological complexity of Bending Toward the Sun, Garin K. Hovannisian's Family of Shadows is a searing history of Armenia, realized through the lives of three generations of a single family. In Family of Shadows, Hovannisian traces the arc of his family's changing relationship to its motherland, from his great-grandfather's flight to America after surviving the Armenian Genocide to his father Raffi Hovannisian's repatriation and subsequent climb to political prominence as the head of the Heritage Party. Hovannisian's articles on Armenian issues, including the Genocide, the Armenian Diaspora, and the challenges of post-Soviet statehood, have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Armenian Observer, Ararat, and numerous other publications.


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Garin K. Hovannisian is a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship in Creative Writing and the Lynton Award for Book Writing. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, he lives in Los Angeles and Yerevan, Armenia. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, Liberty, and the literary journal Ararat.
Published September 21, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 308 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Richard’s son Raffi (the author’s father), who also earned academic honors and graduate degrees, settled into a high-paying legal career, then surrendered all and took his family abroad, where he labored for years among his people to try to bring them hope and political stability.

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similar disinformation about the Holocaust has come from Iran since Ahmadinejad came to power.) As Armenian Americans squabbled over the best way to organize into a cohesive force, it was Hovannisian the academic who took the podium and gave the shortest, most powerful speech in the history of p...

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