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Rise the Euphrates
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Author Carol Edgarian
ISBN ISBN 978-0679426011, 978-0984381647
Publisher Random House
Format Hardbound, Softbound, eBook
Language English
Category Literature & Fiction

An international bestseller in hardcover and winner of the ANC Freedom Award, "Rise the Euphrates" is now available in this elegant paperback edition. 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.


"This is a book whose generosity of spirit, intelligence, humanity and finally ambition are what literature ought to be and rarely is today — daring, heartbreaking and affirmative, giving order and sense to our random lives." —Washington Post Book World

“A stunning debut—a book that will doubtless haunt its readers as it beguiles them." —The Miami Herald

"...Vivid, chilling...RISE THE EUPHRATES' richly drawn characters and the haunted voice of the narrator will long remain in readers' memories." —Robert Stone

"How often do you get to read a book that captures you so entirely and deeply that it controls your days, measures them out and defines them by how long it will be before you can get to your next night's reading? RISE THE EUPHRATES is on of these rare treasures: a work of power, grace, beauty and exquisite tenderness. This book goes beyond the reading experience; it reminds you of your own hopes and terrors. RISE THE EUPHRATES will live for a long, long time in the manner of Wallace Stegner's "Angle of Repose" and Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird." —Rick Bass

"A novel of extraordinary compassion, it's also a dead-on view of assimilation and the American experience." —Phoenix Gazette

"The writing is so good it can raise the hairs on your neck." —Elizabeth Berg, Mademoiselle

Facts about "Rise the Euphrates"
Book AuthorCarol Edgarian +
Book CategoryLiterature & Fiction +
Book FormatHardbound +, Softbound + and eBook +
Book ISBN978-0679426011 + and 978-0984381647 +
Book LanguageEnglish +
Book PublisherRandom House +
Book TitleRise the Euphrates +