RISE THE EUPHRATES
by Carol Edgarian
A contemporary woman's coming of age story, the novel reaches back to 1915 Armenia, when Seta Loon's family is fractured in the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Turks. Two generations later, Seta, the novel's lyrical narrator, must alter her family's legacy. "The daughter assumes what is unfinished in her mother's life," Seta learns. Caught between the generations, between American and Armenian cultures in her Connecticut town, Seta confronts an even fiercer division, the one within herself. The wisdom she gains frees the next generation in Carol Edgarian's stunningly original and ground-breaking novel.