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The Honey Jar

An Armenian's Escape to Freedom

176 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

Based on a true story, only some members of a family escape the Armenian genocide and one of them, just a boy during the flight, must return to find a sister who was left behind.

“Fantastic reading, well covered, and beautifully presented.”—Varoujan Der Simonian, President, Board of Trustees, Armenian Museum of Fresno

”YOURBOOK IS AMAZING! Thank you for publishing my nation’s tragedy and raisingawareness. I read it yesterday with one breath. Very touching and poetic.”—TamarTufenkdjian, Board of Regents of Prelacy Armenian Schools

In 1920, eight-year-old Bedros fled Armenia with his young sisters, grandmother, and uncle to escape the Turkish soldiers invading their town. But in the confusion, Bedros lost sight of the adults and was left alone to protect his siblings. Hungry, cold, and overwhelmed with responsibility, Bedros failed to remember his promise to his mother…

Told in verse, suspenseful and heart-rending, The Honey Jar depicts a journey from desperation to freedom, anchored in Bedros’ promise to return to his native land and to find the one he left behind. His story will touch the hearts of families everywhere, especially those who have experienced the longing for a new life.