"The Hundred-Year Walk"

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Growing up, Dawn MacKeen heard from her mother how her grandfather, Stepan, miraculously escaped from the Turks during the Armenian genocide of 1915, when more than one million people – half the Armenian population – were killed. In The Hundred-Year Walk, MacKeen alternates between Stepan’s courageous account, drawn from his long-lost journals, and her own story as she attempts to retrace his steps, shadowing her resourceful, resilient grandfather across a landscape still rife with tension. Their shared story is a testament to family, to home, and to the power of the human spirit to transcend the barriers of religion, ethnicity, and even time itself.

You can hear more of Dawn's story at her book event tonight at 7:30 at Powell's located at 2153 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR.