'The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey' (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is a non-fiction debut by Californian writer and journalist Dawn Anahid MacKeen just published on January 12. Dawn MacKeen is an award-winning investigative journalist who devoted eight years to her grandfather’s story. Previously she was a staff writer at Salon, Newsday, and Smart Money. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Elle, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere.
At the age of 30, the writer reads a translation of Stepan Miskjian's - her grandfather - harrowing journal that reveals a detailed firsthand account of his journey of survival from the Armenian genocide of 1915 through Turkey and the Syrian desert and finally to safety armed with one gold coin and a bit of water.
A century later, and in an attempt to learn more about him, the author sets out on her own journey to follow his route through Turkey and Syria. The result is a compelling new take on an important, too-little-understood chapter of history.
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