Like Water On Stone

Jump to: navigation, search
Like Water On Stone
Author Dana Walrath

Like Water On Stone

Armenian Museum of Fresno
(A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation)
550 E. Shaw Ave, Suite 240
Fresno, CA 93710
P.O. Box 5921
Fresno, CA 93755-5921
Tel: 559-224-1001
FAX: 559-224-1002

Like Water On Stone Book Presentation

Anthropologist, Artist, and
Award-winning author
Dr. Dana Walrath

will be speaking on her latest book
Like Water on Stone
(Delacorte/Random House, 2014)

April 6, 2016 at 7pm

at the Armenian Museum of Fresno
Housed at University of California Center
550 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710

Dr. Walrath will also share excerpts from Yerevan's Tumo Center's animation of her book.

Like Water On Stone is a novel in verse about the Armenian genocide of 1915. This absorbing novel tells the story of three siblings who flee into the mountains, hiding by day and running by night when Ottoman pashas implement their plans to eliminate all Armenians. Lyrical language and musical threads wrap the description of the Armenian genocide in a note of magical realism with Ardziv, an eagle, describing the young sibling's escape.

Dana Walrath is the granddaughter of survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915. She earned a PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. She completed Like Water on Stone (Delacorte/Random House, 2014), her first novel, during the year she spent as a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia working on a project that builds on her award-winning graphic memoir series Aliceheimer's (Penn State Press, 2016). When not in the mountains of Armenia, she lives in the mountains of Vermont where she is on faculty at the University of Vermont's College of Medicine.

Praise for Like Water On Stone:
2015 Notable Book for a Global Society Award Winner
Vermont Book Award Finalist
Bank Street Best Book of 2015 with Outstanding Merit
YALSA Best Book Nominee
2015 Notable Social Studies Trade Book

For more information:
Call 559.224.1001 or email

"I have walked through the remnants of the Armenian civilization in Palu and Chunkush; I have stood on the banks of the Euphrates. And still I was unprepared for how deeply moved I would be by Dana Walrath's poignant, unflinching evocation of the Armenian Genocide." Chris Bohjalian, author of The Sandcastle Girls

"This book reveals and heals at one and the same time."
Dr. Ronald Grigor Suny, University of Michigan
Dr. Dana Walrath
University of Vermont
College of Medicine

"This beautiful, yet at times brutally vivid, historical verse novel will bring this horrifying, tragic period to life for astute, mature readers."
School Library Journal, starred review

"A shocking tale of a bleak moment in history, told with stunning beauty."
Publisher's Weekly, starred review