Category Archives: Grief and Loss

THE ARMENIAN TAPESTRY

A-no’o-nus Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse. Hal’/lee a-me-ree-ga-tsee yem. Hos yem. My name is Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse. I am Armenian American. I am here. It has been a while since I have posted about my Armenian book project. Happily, that is because … Continue reading

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HANG ON TO THE HOPE!

I don’t often post any book reviews. But one just released by a friend of mine caused me to make an exception. It’s a fast read, but don’t be surprised to find yourself going back and re-reading parts that touched … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE

HA’/EE YEM!   A-ME-REE-GA-TSEE YEM! I am Armenian! I am American! [Scenes From the Armenian genocide (shaded due to graphic nature): Left-bodies prior to burning; Top right-public hangings; Bottom right-refugees boarding lifeboats at Smyrna] An internet video search of the … Continue reading

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LOSS CAN STRENGTHEN YOUR WRITING

IN MEMORY OF NALA Decades after high school and college, my husband and I were packing up to move to our “dream house.” (Hint: that was four homes ago, which tells you dreams are not always what you think they … Continue reading

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KIRKUS REVIEW OF STAR CATCHING

  My Kirkus review of STAR CATCHING arrived yesterday. While close to two-thirds was a summary of the story line, it closed with the following review (the excerpt follows the Kirkus policy for excerpts: “…Young Sarah is an appealing, memorable character … Continue reading

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STAR CATCHING’S IMMINENT ARRIVAL!

Do you believe that our departed loved ones watch over us from up there among the stars? October 25th is a sad day for me every year. On October 25, 1972 Paul, the man I expected to spend the rest … Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH!

Three…two…one…LIFT OFF! In less than one month my newest novel, Star Catching, will make its debut! Early copies will go out to friends and editors who helped make it what it is: A family struck by tragedy is forced to … Continue reading

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