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Abril Bookstore
415 E Broadway Suite 102 Glendale CA-South 91205 USA

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Meet Seta Kbranian-Melkonian, author of Nvirlianere (The Consecrated Ones): Garlen Ananian's Path
Friday, October 13, 2017 7:30pm

Abril Bookstore cordially invites you a to meet

author of the newly released book
Nvirialnere (The Consecrated Ones)
Garlen Ananian's Path
Speakers include
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017- 7:30PM 
415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

Admission is Free. Priority Reserved Seating available at:
Wine and Cheese Reception to follow. For more information, call (818) 243-4112. 
Garlen Ananian was only twenty years old when he was martyred, and his comrade Aram Vartanian was barely twenty-one.  Garlen was born and raised in Urmia, Iran, and Aram was born in Amman Jordan.  These two young men came from very different backgrounds, but they shared the highest ideals and hopes of the brightest young men and women of their generation of diasporan Armenians.  Their life stories, though short, are inspiring.  Seta Kabranian-Melkonian describes the long roads of their short lives.  With a preface by Markar Melkonian. 
Seta Kabranian-Melkonian received her doctorate in Armenian literature from Yerevan State University in 1996.  She has authored many articles about the Republic of Armenia and the diaspora, and she is co-author, with Markar Melkonian, of the biography Avo: The Life and Death of Monte Melkonian (Yerevan 2007).   
Why did you kill? The answer to the question is in the book. But it’s no longer a question. It’s anguish that unsettles the reader while turning the pages of this tragic narrative nonfiction told in fragmented memoirs. --Vahan Ishkhanian
Parallel to the tragic events shines the idealism of a generation we were part of. With excerpts from personal letters the author accentuates the contrast between circumstances. A narrative full of characters reflecting both humanism and misanthropy, that generates as much abhorrence as it emphasizes the presence of hope. --Hourig Attarian