The Saints of Zara

An Intimate Memoir

by Isabel-Rose Kulski



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/25/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781480868991
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781480868984
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781480868977

About the Book

Nishan was nineteen years old when Turkey saw an upheaval in the Ottoman government. Violence and lawlessness ravaged the whole country. When the Mormon missionaries arrived, it seemed logical to seek a new opportunity in the United States. Nishan and a small group of Armenian converts left their violence-torn home in Zara, Turkey, in September of 1902.

In The Saints of Zara, author Isabel-Rose Kulski shares her family’s story, focusing on her father Nishan, a man who saw too little love but nonetheless lived an interesting life. Through a host of photographs, excerpts from Nishan’s diary, and details provided by family members, she tells of how the group made a new life in Mormon Utah.

The Saints of Zara recounts a compelling and rich story that evokes another time in a changed landscape. It offers a look into one family’s stunning triumphs and failures in twentieth-century America.

About the Author

Isabel-Rose Kulski writes about her father’s life in this family biography. She considers herself a pioneer in her own right—by recreating through vivid memory the lives of her immigrant relatives. She currently lives in McLean, Virginia.