Sunday, September 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel 15105 Mission Hills Road Mission Hills, CA 91345
Orhan’s Inheritance is a book with a mission, giving a voice to history’s silent victims…
When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather’s will raises more questions than it answers. Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an ageing woman in a retirement home in Los Angeles. Her existence and secrecy about her past only deepen the mystery of why Orhan’s grandfather would have left their home to this woman rather than to
his own family.
Aline Ohanesian’s debut novel, Orhan’s Inheritance, was a finalist for the PEN Bellwether Award for Socially Engaged Fiction, an Indie Pick, an Amazon Editor’s Pick and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick for spring 2015. Winner of the Toloyan Prize for literature, the novel has also been longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Book Award. It is an international bestseller and has been into ten languages. Ohanesian, a descendant of genocide survivors, lives and writes in Orange County, California with her husband and two young sons. Her website is www.AlineOhanesian.com
● Admission free (Donations appreciated) ● Book signing and Reception following program For more information call the Ararat-Eskijian Museum at 747-500-7585 or e-mail ararat-eskijian-museum@netzero.net