KNOCK AT THE DOOR: A Mother's Story of Surviving the Armenian Genocide
By Margaret Ajemian Ahnert
In this riveting book, Margaret Ajemian Ahnert relates her mother Ester's terrifying experience during the Armenian Genocide. At age fifteen, Ester was separated from her foster family during a forced march from her hometown. Though she faced unspeakable horrors and was driven into an abusive marriage against her will, she never lost her faith or ability to see the good in people. After much strife, she escaped to America.
Ahnert's compelling account of her mother's suffering is framed by an intimate portrait of her relationship with her. Ester's inspiring stories, told lovingly by her daughter, will give you a window into the harrowing struggle of Armenians during a terrible period in human history.
Beaufort Books (2007)