Who She Left Behind
By Victoria Atamian Waterman
Who She Left Behind is a captivating historical fiction novel that spans multiple generations and delves into the emotional lives of its characters. Set in various time periods, from the declining days of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey to Armenian communities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts during the 1990s, the book provides a deep immersion into a lesser-known era. The story revolves around themes of survival, motherhood, and love, drawing inspiration from the author's own family history. The narrative is framed by a mysterious discovery of Armenian dolls at Victoria's grave many years later, which leads her on a quest for redemption as an immigrant, wife, sister, and aunt.
If you love The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian, Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian, Rise the Euphrates by Carol Edgarian, or All The Light There Was by Nancy Kricorian, then this book is for you!
Historium Press (2023)