The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope

The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope

David Kherdian / Jul 23, 2019

The Road from Home A True Story of Courage Survival and Hope David Kherdian re creates his mother s voice in telling the true story of a childhood interrupted by one of the most devastating holocausts of our century Vernon Dumehjian Kherdian was born into a lov

  • Title: The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope
  • Author: David Kherdian
  • ISBN: 9780688144258
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Mass Market
  • David Kherdian re creates his mother s voice in telling the true story of a childhood interrupted by one of the most devastating holocausts of our century Vernon Dumehjian Kherdian was born into a loving and prosperous family Then, in the year 1915, the Turkish government began the systematic destruction of its Armenian population.

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    1. I found this a fascinating read. It was the perfect follow-up to the novel “Sandcastle Girls” by Bohjalian. I was lucky to be studying some of my shelves and rediscovered this gem at precisely the right moment! The author writes about his mother’s life in Turkey in the early 1900s and centers on the Armenian Holocaust by the Turks. This Newbery Honor Book was totally engrossing and an easy fast-moving story. Bojahlian’s book mentioned the same places in this real-life story.I purchased t [...]


    2. I read this book because it is directly from my ancestors' experiences. Maybe not exactly the woman who tells this story, but my family fled Armenia during the genocide. Very heartrending to read the tragedies that befell Veron and her family. It hits very close to home for me, since it's about my people, and since this genocide goes largely unrecognized to this day.


    3. I read this years ago, and it was the first I'd ever heard about the Armenian genocide in World War I Turkey. I don't remember it ever being mentioned in school. Kherdian's narrative is chilling and yet ends well, at least for his mother, whom this book is really about. Highly recommended for older children.


    4. I have very mixed feelings about this book. I am glad I read it. I learned both about the Armenian death march to the Syrian desert in 1915, about the Treaty of Sévres, followed by the Great Fire of Smyrna (Izmir, as it is known today). This horrific event of September 1922, the Great Fire of Smyrna, is briefly depicted in Middlesex. I had always wanted to learn more. In The Road from Home the author describes his Armenian mother's experiences from her birth in 1907 through 1924. The reader fol [...]


    5. "The Road from Home" is a prize-winning (Newbery Honor Book) biography that is intended for advanced readers. It is a true story that tells about the the life and adventures of Veron Kherdian who endured the devastating holocaust of the Armenian people by the Turkish government in the early 1900's.I gave this book a 4-star rating because of its rivoting plot and its message of hope, faith, and perseverance. After enduring unimaginable suffering and pain at the hands of her captors, Vernon makes [...]


    6. This is the novelized story of the author's mother, an Armenian Christian who was deported during the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks, beginning in 1915. It's a Newberry honor book, but I would not give it to a middle grade reader because some of the content is mature in the sense that what happened to the Armenians was horrible. I think this is an important book to read largely because no one remembers what happened to the Armenians anymore; it's not taught in schools. But the quotat [...]


    7. In The Road From Home: The story of an Armenian girl (that's the title my copy was published with), David Kherdian tells the story of his mother's experience as a young Armenian girl living in Turkey, and how she survived the 1915 Armenian genocide.Kherdian writes in his mother's voice, Veron's voice, which is brought to life so clearly and achingly, Mr. Kherdian as storyteller seems to completely disappear. Veron's telling is very honest and straightforward (though never sensational) when descr [...]


    8. I listened to the audio of this book and found it very interesting. What struck me the most was the hopeful voice of Vernon. She reminded me to be thankful and to look for God's blessings in everything and everywhere. This is a book worth recommending to World History teachers who want to suggest books to their students when studying various atrocities in history. Most students will have heard of the German Holocaust and Hitler's attempt to wipe out the Jewish population, but many will not know [...]


    9. I read this book when I was a teenager and I can still remember how it made me feel twenty years later. A powerful book about a horrible genocide that has been largely ignored for a century. This book is the only exposure I have had to the genocide of the Armenian people in 1915. Without this book, I might have never known and that is testament enough of its importance and power.



    10. This book brought to light so much of which I was not aware - the plights and dangers the Armenians faced during the beginning of the 20th century. The author definitely had the target audience in mind while writing this story; his tale remains true but does not enter into graphic or overly detailed descriptions of the horrors the fleeing Armenians faced. It was inspiring to read how often Veron Dumehjian, the author's mother, found the good in her grim situations, how she discovered extended fa [...]


    11. Wie oft habe ich das Buch gelesen? Ein Dutzend Mal bestimmt. Dieses Buch hat mich in meiner Jugend ganz entscheidend geprägt. Das Schicksal des armenischen Mädchens Veron ist immer noch aktuell, auch weil es sich jeden Tag hundertfach auf der Welt abspielt. Wer sich für die Geschichte Armeniens und der Türkei und den Genozid an den Armeniern interessiert, ist mit dem Lesen dieses Buches gut beraten. Verons Schicksal und das ihrer Familie geht einem sehr nahe und jedes Mal, wenn ich es wieder [...]


    12. An amazing true story of a childhood completely stolen. The author's mother was a young Armenian in Turkey in the early 1990s. The massacres that occurred are a piece of history we don't hear much about. At the end of the book, the 15-year old girl agreed to come to America to be married to a fellow Armenian.


    13. Good book. It has a lot of hard material, but it's presented through the eyes of a young girl, so it's softened somewhat. The realities seem terrible, but she has such an optimism. As someone of Armenian refugee heritage, this is a must read, but I think it's important for anyone to understand the genocide that occurred, and a "first hand" account from a young girl is an excellent way to do that.


    14. This is a biography selection from Core 9. We chose to do it as a read aloud. It was excellent. It is a fictionalized autobiography about an Armenian girl and her family in Turkey during the early 1900’s. The story is very tragic, but hope springs eternal throughout it.


    15. What an intense, sobering, and inspiring book! I knew nothing of the history of the Armenian people, so this was educational, as well as a well-told, gripping story of one young girl's perseverance and faith in the face of overwhelming conflict and loss.


    16. The story of the author's mother as a young girl and her journey through Turkey as an Armenian refugee, and finally to America.The pacing is a bit uneven, but the story is an important one, I think, and so worth the read.


    17. A very interesting true story of the Armenian deportation and massacre in Turkey during World War 1. This is an event that I never even realized had happened and never studied along with the events of WWI. Very eye opening.



    18. A short biography written by the son of a survivor of the Armenian genocide. Simple and engaging. Not a deep read, but the personal experience from one of the most horrific genocides in history.



    19. I read this book for one of my classes and it was amazing. It truly captures the horror of the Armenian genocide and the bravery and courage of a young Armenian girl.


    20. A gripping and heartbreaking account of the WWI era Armenian genocide, which I am embarrassed to admit I was not aware of before picking up this book. Incredibly poignant how the author adds a quote of Adolf Hitler at the start of the book in which he uses the extermination of the Armenian people which occurred decades prior to justify his campaign of destruction. The horrific descriptions of boiling water being poured down from boats onto desperate refugees to prevent them from boarding have be [...]


    21. (view spoiler)[The Road From homeBy: David Kherdian Young Armenian, Veron Karahissar’s Life was happy, she lived in peace with her family in Turky, Azizya. Her Grandma (who she adored) lived within walking distance from her house, and they would talk together often, discussing the things of life. She spent time playing with her sister, cousins and friends from school. When her father was home from business they spent warm evenings singing to his saz. He often brought them gifts from the differ [...]


    22. Another side of a story, of a tragedy of history that is not taught or given the attention it deserves in schools around this nation. Why? So many genocides have taken place around the world, and the only one given center stage is Hitler's Final Solution. Yes, it constituted the greatest loss of life of one ethnic in the modern history of mankind, but I believe that all groups that have been attempted to be wiped from the face of the planet deserve a place in our history books.


    23. Based on a true story, this is an account of one young Armenian girl's terrible suffering at the hands of the Turkish government during and after World War I. She was deported from her hometown in Turkey and forced to march with her family to Syria, because the Turks feared the Armenians would fight against their cause during the war. She lost friends and family along the way due to sickness, hunger, heartbreak, and exhaustion. Finally she returned home as an orphan, only to fall victim again, t [...]



    24. This was an intriguing story to me because my grandfather left Turkey at the age of 17 during the genocide of the Armenians. His parents father died from starvation. My grandfather walked across Europe to Hamburg, Germany to come to America.


    25. 3.5 stars for the writing, rounded up to 4 for the importance of reading the book.The Armenian genocide in Turkey during World War I is one of the first systematic mass murders of a people group and one of the most hushed-up events in history. I think it's that way partially because of the efforts of modern Turkey's government. Also, it wasn't as heavily publicized as Hitler's pogroms. An appalling thing about the genocide is that Hitler used it as a justification for his Holocaust: "After all, [...]


    26. I chose this book because my cousin recommended it and I really wanted to learn more about the Armenian Genocide.The book is about an Armenian girl named Veron who lives in Turkey with her family before the Armenian Genocide. When the Genocide is put into action Veron's family is torn apart as they are lead on the death march. Her mother,father,grandfather,and cousins die. Luckily her father is able to bribe a soldier to get her to work for some Turkish women as a maid and it is then when Vernon [...]


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