TO LOCATE RESIDENCE , David Kherdian illuminates the immigrants’ experience with America along with his tale of a girl that is armenian settles in Wisconsin. This novel is really a sequel into the Newbery Honor Book the trail From RESIDENCE Kherdian’s going and poetic account of their mom’s girlhood in Turkey during the attempt that is turkish exterminate its Armenian populace. In 1915, at age 8, Vernon Dumehjian started a forced march to Syria where the majority of here household passed away. An armenian living in Racine, Wisconsin, and agreed to become his mail-order bride in 1922 she fled the burned city of Smyrna for Greece, where she met the family of Melkon « Mike » Kherdian.
Finding Residence details veron’s voyage from Greece towards the usa, her stay on Ellis Island, along with her modification both to her new nation along with her life as a bride. veron is 16 when she marries a 32-year-old guy with various back ground and temperament from her very own. Suffering, exile and war suddenly finished her youth. Now, although free as well as comfort in the usa, she must not only assume the duties of wedding, but workout the relationships that are delicate the people in Mike’s family members who try to govern her live. « I have actually visited the land of my goals, » she writes to her aunt. » At the exact same time it appears increasingly more that nowhere can there be your final solution or resting destination or comfort. . . . In reality, my concerns are little, in addition they appear big just simply because they conflict with my aspirations. »