In Aline Ohanesian's debut novel, "Orhan's Inheritance", the reader is
captivated by dual storylines. The contemporary story tells of Orhan,
a young man who must uncover the mystery of why his grandfather Kemal
willed his home in Turkey to Seda, an elderly Armenian woman living in
California. The historical story transports the reader to early
twentieth century Turkey where Kemal, then a young Turkish Muslim man
and Seda, a young Armenian Christian woman fall in love amid the
wartime horrors of this place and time. This story was partially
inspired by the real life events of the author's great-grandmother.
We hope that you can join us on May 5 and meet the author of this
Here is the annotation:
Orhan's inheritance: a novel DB 82407
Ohanesian, Aline. Reading time 8 hours, 55 minutes.
Read by Cecelia Riddett. A production of the National Library Service
for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Subjects: Historical Fiction
Description: When his grandfather dies, Orhan inherits his rug
business in Turkey, while an elderly Armenian woman living in Los
Angeles gets the family estate. Convinced a mistake has occurred,
Orhan heads to LA to determine the woman's connection to his family.
Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.