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Abril Bookstore Presents Wendy Elliott GRIT AND GRACE IN A WORLD GONE MAD
May 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GRIT AND GRACE IN A WORLD GONE MAD tells the remarkable yet little known story of a small group of American and Canadian missionaries and relief workers in Talas who saved thousands of Armenian, Greek and Turkish orphans from starvation, disease and harm during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. They were part of a massive humanitarian aid effort, which was said of at the time, “If the expedition succeeds to the full measure of its program, it will be a modern miracle; if it accomplishes a half of what it is undertaking, it will mean the saving of a race and the restoring of a blighted land. In any event, it is a superb adventure in neighborliness, the parable of the Good Samaritan wrought out on a gigantic scale.” The impetus for writing this nonfiction book came from the discovery of one of the missionaries’ personal letters and documents that had been sitting in a trunk for a hundred years.
WENDY ELLIOTT, MEd, is a writer, designer and instructor. She is the author of a self-published young adult novel, The Dark Triumph of Daniel Sarkisyan. She won an award for her radio play, Millennium Madness, and has a passion for education, history and genealogy. Her interest in Armenia stems from four volunteer assignments she completed there in 2006-2009 for a Canadian international development organization. Wendy lives near Toronto.
Toronto based author WENDY ELLIOTT will be in town to present her newly published book,GRIT AND GRACE IN A WORLD GONE MAD: Humanitarianism in Talas, Turkey 1908 – 1923 at a special Los Angeles release event on TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019 at 7:30pm at ABRIL BOOKSTORE – 415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA. Author will be introduced by Georgia Stavropoulos of the Hellenic University of Southern California. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 243-4112.