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  • Author: Aline Ohanesian
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    Aline Ohanesian
    Orhan s Inheritance is shortlisted for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was long listed for the Center For Fiction First Book Prize Aline Ohanesian grew up in Northridge California and currently lives in San Juan Capistrano with her husband and two sons Orhan s Inheritance is her first novel.


    Angela M
    3.5 rounded to 4 stars The first time I heard of the Armenian Genocide was when I read the Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian and at the time I wondered how I had come that far in life without having heard of it Just recently in the news , I saw that there were commemoration of the one hundred anniversary of this horrific time in history and I thought it was about time that some public attention and remembrance was paid to the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed or sent to their death by bein [...]

    At the outbreak of WWI it was estimated that 1.7 million Armenians lived peacefully in Turkey but by the end of the war less than 300,000 remained The Armenians living in Turkey were generally well educated and wealthier than their Turkish neighbours but worst of all they were Christian When Turkey entered WWI in 1914 as an ally of Germany, they received Germany s support to round up the Armenians, strip them of their homes and belongings, kill the men and march the women and children to the Syr [...]

    THEY FOUND HIM inside one of seventeen cauldrons in the courtyard, steeping in an indigo dye two shades darker than the summer sky With one of the most startling opening lines I think I ve ever read, this debut novel by Aline Ohanesian immediately captured my attention, and managed to maintain it through a story of the Armenian genocide, to the end.In the present day, Orhan T rko lu, the young Turkish manager of his grandfather s successful kilim business, goes to the USA to find out why his gra [...]

    It was not war It was most certainly massacre and genocide, something the world must remember We will always reject any attempt to erase its record, even for some political advantage Yossi Beilin, Israeli Deputy Foreign MinisterAccording to Wiki,The Armenian Genocide, carried out during and after World War I, was the Turkish Ottoman government s systematic extermination of its minority Armenian population which approximates to almost 1.5 million Aline Ohanesian, an Armenian authors, pens a thoro [...]

    I learned of the Armenian Genocide through Chris Bohjallian s novel, The Sandcastle Girls For those who ve read that awesome novel, you will really enjoy Orhan s Inheritance This historical fiction novel has an incredible story and is written well making it an unforgettable read Orhan s Inheritance is an intriguing story about family, and what one would do under unspeakable circumstances.As the name implies, Orhan s grandfather dies and leaves an unusual inheritance to Orhan based on Turkish law [...]

    Kiwi Begs2Differ✎
    A nice debut novel, based on the true stories of the author s grandmother and the survivors of the deportation and ethnic purging of the Armenian minority occurred in 1915 under the Ottoman government.It s a sad story about a time period and place Anatolia, a region of Turkey which I wanted to know about This novel prompted me to research the Armenian genocide, which Turkish government refuses to acknowledge to this day What happened to the Ottoman Armenians just over 100 years ago is a controv [...]


    Joshua Rigsby
    Ohanesian does a good job with this book Her task is difficult to dramatize and fictionalize the Armenian genocide in ways that are compelling without being exploitative or voyeuristic, as well as creating a narrative that is multidimensional and complex, that seeks to do than simply present the accepted sequence of events as told by the Armenian diaspora Her Armenian characters argue and dither about the meaning of the genocide Survivors question the health and utility of dwelling on the past [...]

    Reading about the Armenian Holocaust brings up in me much of what I know and have read about my people s Holocaust The issues are generally similar keeping the memory alive, survivors guilt, repressing and not talking about the painful memories, and I think Ohanesian did a good job of relating the story of this horrid historical event to this generation, which may not have known anything about it The writing is a little simplistic at times, and the structure of going back and forth in time a li [...]

    DeB MaRtEnS
    My mother nursed me with mother s milk but also with sorrows It flowed from her heart to her breast, into my insides where it probably still rests She herself had ingested the same from her mother They call it transgenerational grief now We call it being Armenian Orhan T rkoglu discovers that his beloved grandfather has bequeathed the family home in Sivas, Turkey to an unknown woman in Los Angeles He travels there to find her in a rest home for aged Armenians and gradually unravels pieces of fam [...]

    Diane S ☔
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    Beautifully written and superbly edited this multi layered tale alternates between Orhan s quest for truth in the 1990 s with Kemel and the Meltonian family s tribulations during the Turkish purge of Armenians in 1915 When Orhan s grandfather s will is read ripples of rage emanate from Orhan s father, Mustafa who is omitted from the will Even though this is sensible, Mustafa will ruin the inheritance, is is against Sharia law to skip the son for the grandson Mustafa will contest the will and was [...]

    A debut novel about the genocide in Armenia The story starts in 1990 when Orhan Turkoglu s grandfather, Kemal, dies and leaves the house to a woman, Seda which means echo Melkonian, whom Orhan s father Mustafa has never heard of Orhan goes to Los Angeles to seek Seda s agreement to bequeath her inheritance of the home to Orhan so he can continue to run the family rug business making kilims, small prayer rugs The book vascilates between 1915 and 1990 Seda Lucine is an eighty seven year old woman [...]

    Marija *Who Cares If One More Light Goes Out? Well, I Do*
    Wow, this was very aspiring My sister bought it for me and at the beginning I was very sceptical because I don t like books about Turkey I just don t find them interesting enough But first of all, this isn t a book about Turkish people, but about Armenians suffering and genocide I never even knew there was a genocide toward Armenians I guess that isn t a well known fact Which is very sad I think the world has to know about wrongs that it permitted Which this book gives in a way It was very insig [...]

    RoseMary Achey
    Remember how you felt readingA Thousand Splendid Suns ,Cutting for StoneorThe Art of Hearing Heartbeats How these books introduced you so totally and completely to another land, history and customs How you fell in love with the characters and could feel their longing, love and pain Orhan s Inheritance did the very same thing for me When Orhan s grandfather s Last Will and Testament is read the family learns the ancestral home will be given to an unknown woman Orhan travels from Turkey to Los Ang [...]

    The author is trying to accomplish several things at the same time, unfortunately the book ends up touching upon many interesting points only superficially, not developing any depth in the characters or in the relationships There is the history, the way that history is perceived and interpreted today from different perspectives, then there is the relationship between the main characters, then there is the intergenerational aspects, there is even I would have divided the story into two books, li [...]

    Kemal, the owner of a successful Turkish factory making kilim rugs dies and leaves his grandson Orhan, his business and to an Armenian woman, Seda, a house which formerly belonged to her family They became part of the Death March to Syria in 1915 Of course Kemal s son Mustafa is angry that he has been passed over Orhan travels to L.A to talk to Seda, to find out Kemal s reasoning and to persuade the woman to sign the house over The story jumps from present day to the horrific events in 1915 back [...]

    Milan Trpkovic
    Malo ve a ocena samo zbog tematike, tj osvrta na rtve genocida i progona nad Jermenina.

    Taryn Pierson
    So many war novels, in an effort to convey the massive scale of death and destruction in wartime, end up bogging themselves down with too many characters, too many storylines, too many tragic details It s unfortunate, because this oversaturation leads to the opposite effect the authors had in mind a reader can t feel the full impact of events, can t empathize as deeply, because the barrage of pain is just too much It washes over instead of sinking in.The brilliance of Orhan s Inheritance is in i [...]

    Olga Kowalska (WielkiBuk)
    One of the most important books that reminds me of a cry, of a lament of thousand voices, mouffled throughout the history A story of love, of curse, of family and death Also of responsibility How one must cope with sins of collective conscience How to cope with the truth With an echo of genocide Beautifully written, subtle and intense at the same time Do r k czytelnika trafia niby opowie o mi o ci, niby o rodzinnej tajemnicy, ale to tylko t o dla potwornej historii ludob jstwa, dla cierpienia, d [...]

    A story of a time in history I knew nothing about, the Armenian genocide in Turkey in the early 1900s Upon the death of Orhan s beloved grandfather, Kemal He finds his grandfather has left their family home to a stranger, Sade, living in California When Orhan journeys to California to regain their ancestral home, what he discovers is a family history filled with deceit, horror and resilience What is Sade s story How is she connected to Orhan s grandfather This novel brings out the question I hav [...]

    Book Riot Community
    Ohanesian s novel audaciously and articulately examines the complexity of transgenerational grief still looming from the Armenian Genocide However, what truly marks the author s fearlessness is her ability to view history from multiple perspectives Orhan s Inheritance illuminates two sides of a horrific and tumultuous era, revealing a century s worth of fallout with tact and sincere passion This is an important book arriving at a pivotal point in Armenian history Aram MrjoianFrom The Best Books [...]

    la prima volta che mi capita di leggere del genocidio armeno e grazie a questo libro ne so qualcosa in pi , ma soprattutto ti spinge a voler approfondire l argomento.Mi piaciuto molto il modo in cui stato scritto, tra passato e presente molto scorrevole e descrittivo, cosa che personalmente apprezzo sempre perch sembra di trovarsi realmente all interno della storia coinvolgente e mi sento di consigliarlo

    Aline Ohanesian s novel ultimately is a meditation on the nature of restitution for human wrongdoings What constitutes appropriate restitution clear eyed remembrance and preservation of the facts as they are known acknowledgement by the perpetrators, including their decedents acceptance and forgiveness by the injured application of the most accurate names to events the return of material things or their equivalents to the injured Orhan returns to his family s village following the mysterious dea [...]

    I found this book when searching for a novel on the Armenian genocide Beautifully written, Aline Ohanesian s debut novel draws in readers from the first sentence Upon news of the death of his grandfather, Orhan returns to the small Turkish town where he grew up to attend the service and reading of the will To his delight and his father s indignation , Orhan s grandfather, Kemal, declared, in violation of Turkish inheritance laws, that the family business will skip a generation and go to Orhan in [...]

    Moving between modern day Turkey and early 20th century, Orhan s Inheritance is a story of how the past influences the present and future it s about how we choose to listen and which words we choose to speak Orhan Turkoglu s grandfather has just died and he s headed home to the village of Karod, on the outskirts of the city of Sivas in Turkey Fielding a range of emotions, Orhan is about to experience even further turmoil through his will, his grandfather Kemal has created a family storm leaving [...]

    Vanja Kalinac
    Dobra cetvorka.

    I received this as a free eBook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Orhan s grandfather Kemal built the family business, making kilim rugs, out of the dust remaining after WWI By 1990 he has become quite eccentric often immersing himself in a brass cauldron of dye No one knows why, but one day he is discovered dead in one the cauldrons, his body from the neck down stained deep blue Orhan idolized his grandfather because of his business acumen, respected him for his dedication to fami [...]

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    I thoroughly LOVED this book Great historical fiction, Orhan s Inheritance, by Anna Ohanesian.Like Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian, it is a parallel story, the historical strainabout an Armenian woman and Turkish family their relationship, the Holocaust, diaspora with graphic details about the Walk and what transpires it has traveling between 1915 and 1990, where a third generation family member puts a story together.I read this on my Kindle, or I would have immediately sent it out to family [...]

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