Zabelle

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Harper Collins, Mar 1, 1999 - Fiction - 256 pages
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As Zabelle's family assembles for her funeral in present-day Massachusetts, it becomes clear that her children hardly knew her. But as this alternatively comic and heartbreaking novel unfolds--beginning with Zabelle's survival of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Turkey and her subsequent emigration to America for an arranged marriage--an unforgettable character emerges.
 

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Zabelle Chahasbanian, the seventysomething matriarch of an Armenian-American family, is dead. Her children gather to plan her funeral. What was special about Ma, they wonder. It is clear that at least ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
54
Section 4
74
Section 5
89
Section 6
110
Section 7
128
Section 8
145
Section 9
162
Section 10
178
Section 11
197
Section 12
213
Section 13
229
Section 14
239
Section 15
241
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