Me as her again

Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter is now officially in print, as of October 1!  I just completed a couple of readings in L.A., (see the Photos page) at Beyond Baroque and Abril Bookstore, which both carry Me as her again — support independent bookstores, please!  Books will also be available at all NYC readings and events, coming up.  See details below.

From the back cover:

Untangling knots of personal identity and family history, Nancy Agabian deftly weaves a narrative alternately comical and wrenching. Moving between memories of growing up Armenian and American in Walpole, Massachusetts, and her later experiences  at Wellesley College, then Hollywood and, finally, Turkey, Agabian offers an illuminating meditation on the sometimes bizarre entanglement of individual desire (sexual and otherwise) in the web of family life and history. At the heart of this unraveling is a grappling with the history of trauma and upheaval experienced by her paternal grandmother, who survived the Armenian Genocide, and the legacy of that wounding experience for Agabian and her extended family.

You can also order it from Amazon, but I recommend buying directly from the publisher, Aunt Lute Books.  Please give your support to an amazing multicultural, nonprofit women’s press:

New York:

October 7
7 pm
85 East 4th Street, NYC 10003
between 2nd Ave and Bowery
Subways: F to 2nd Ave

October 26Book Party!
Sponsored by the Armenian Gay and Lesbian Association
3 – 4:30 pm
LGBT Community Center
Room 410
208 W. 13th Street, NYC 10011
between 7th and 8th Aves
Subways: 123 or ACE to 14th Street
212 620-7310,
$1-$5 donation

November 2
7 pm
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street
between Stanton and Rivington
Subways: F to 2nd Ave
212 777-6028

November 12
6 pm
Gartal, an Armenian literary reading series
with Milena Abrahamyan, Christopher Atamian and Aida Zilelian-Silak
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NYC 10014
between Bleecker and W 4th
Subways: ACEBDFV to W 4th
212 989-9319

Los Angeles:

October 10
7:30 pm
Also performing with Ann Perich of Guitar Boy, for a reunion show
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
310 822-3006

October 13
7:30 pm
Abril Books
415 E. Broadway Ave. Suite #102
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 243-4112

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