IMMIGRANT SON (Book One): An Armenian Boyhood
By Harry Chinchinian
Illustrated with dozens of pen and ink drawings by the author, Immigrant Son captures the essence of life in America as it was during the depression.
This book is a collection of childhood memories from depression era USA, recounted by the man who lived them. From the first story, Mom and Pop, to the twelfth, Music Teacher, these are real-life vignettes written in a charming manner. Read about such local characters as Uncle Agopenny and Antranik. Visit delightful stores like the one which carried the sign "Poor Old Papp's." See the poverty of an immigrant family that is poor in material possessions, but rich in love, friendship, and each other. Feel the heart-ache that results when the ten-year-old Harry's mother gives his two dollar bills for Christmas only to have his father arrive home having lost his job, a job he had worked at seven days a week for twelve years.
Plum Tree Press (First Edition, 1996)