"A lyrical description of a family’s search for their daughter and for their humanity." - Kirkus Reviews
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"What ensues is a tragic and powerful tale of love and hate, tragedy and rebirth. Zilelian's prose is lyrical at times, but for the most part she crafts a purposely flat realism that perfectly complements her subject matter."-- Christopher Atamian, The Huffington Post
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"The Legacy of Lost Things is a beautifully written and artfully constructed novel that explores the intimate lives of several generations of an Armenian immigrant family in America. Aida Zilelian has the superior novelist’s combination of equanimity and empathy. In deceptively simple prose, she takes you right to the heart of the matter. -- Aram Sayoran, internationally known poet, novelist, biographer, memoirist, playwright and the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts poetry awards
Aida Zilelian is a New York City writer. Her novel THE LEGACY OF LOST THINGS was released in March 2015 (Bleeding Heart Publications) and was the recipient of the 2014 Tololyan Literary Award. Her stories have been published in over twenty-five journals and several anthologies. She has been featured on NPR, the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Kirkus Reviews, among other radio and print platforms. She is also the curator of Boundless Tales, the longest-running reading series in Queens, NY. She recently completed her second novel, The Last Echo Through the Plains.
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