• Author : Not Even My Name
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2000-05-05
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 0312277016
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The daughter of a woman who survived the Turkish genocide of Armenians and Pontic Greeks during World War I recalls her mother's extraordinary story of survival. 18,000 first printing.


  • Author : Not Even My Name
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1429974761
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A riveting account of exile from Turkish genocide, brought to light for the first time ever in Sano Halo's personal story Not Even My Name exposes the genocide carried out during and after WW I in Turkey, which brought to a tragic end the 3000-year history of the Pontic Greeks (named for the Pontic Mountain range below the Black Sea). During this time, almost 2 million Pontic Greeks and Armenians were slaughtered and millions of others were exiled. Not Even My Name is the unforgettable story of Sano Halo's survival, as told to her daughter, Thea, and of their trip to Turkey in search of Sano's home 70 years after her exile. Sano Halo was a 10-year-old girl when she was torn from her ancient, pastoral way of life in the mountains and sent on a death march that annihilated her family. Stripped of everything she had ever held dear, even her name, Sano was sold by her surrogate family into marriage when still a child to a man three times her age. Not Even My Name follows Sano's marriage, the raising of her ten children in New York City, and her transformation as an innocent girl who was forced to move from a bucolic life to the 20th century in one bold stride. Written in haunting and eloquent prose, Not Even My Name weaves a seamless texture of individual and group memory, evoking all the suspense and drama of the best told tales.


  • Author : My Name is Not Easy
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780761459804
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.


  • Author : My Name Is Asher Lev
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0307422348
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

“A novel of finely articulated tragic power. . . . Little short of a work of genius.”—The New York Times Book Review Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe. Asher Lev is an artist who is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels, even when it leads him to blasphemy. In this stirring and often visionary novel, Chaim Potok traces Asher’s passage between these two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other subject only to the imagination. Asher Lev grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. But in time, his gift threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores. As it follows his struggle, My Name Is Asher Lev becomes a luminous portrait of the artist, by turns heartbreaking and exultant, a modern classic.


  • Author : I Know My Name
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-01-16
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781538744437
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A woman with no name. A wild, abandoned island. A family desperate for answers. A debut thriller like no other. On a small Greek island, a woman comes ashore with no memory of who she is, where she's from, or how she came to be shipwrecked there. Worse, she has no way of leaving. As she's nursed back to health by the island's only inhabitants, four friends on an annual retreat, she detects tensions between the group that suggest not all is quite as it seems. Her new acquaintances each appear to be hiding something--something that may relate to the mystery of her identity. Meanwhile, in a pretty suburb on the outskirts of London, Eloise, the mother of a newborn and a toddler, vanishes into thin air. Her husband, Lochlan, is desperate to find her--but as the police look into the disappearance, it becomes clear that Lochlan and Eloise's marriage was not the perfect union it appeared. As Lochlan races to discover his wife's whereabouts, Eloise enacts an investigation of her own. What both discover will place lives at risk and upend everything they thought they knew about their marriage, their past, and what lies in store for the future.


  • Author : My Name Is Aaron Rutherford
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9781436380133
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A child's life can be transformed by the people he or she holds the most dearest to their heart. However, when a child is not given the opportunity to experience the world as any normal adult, the results and the damages it brings can be devastating. Having no proper guidance and love, Aaron, was a child who explored his world, discovered his family, and lived through physical and sexual abuse in a small village. He grew older never to understand the meaning of love, his rights to free will, and his rights to get an education. He was denied everything that was possible under the sun. The world was unkind to Aaron as he searched diligently and effortlessly within himself to find the answers that would right his many wrongs and put an end to his tireless struggles. It seemed everywhere that Aaron turned there was a road block that prevented him from moving forward in his life. Throughout his childhood, Aaron could not understand what he has done to deserve and live through his painful experiences suffering fear, ridicule from strangers and neglect from his own family. Aaron would eventually get older to remember and reflect on all the experiences that occurred in his past. Though these experiences have shaped him into the person he is today, he has dealt with it accordingly by suppressing all the pain and burying it deep within his soul. Still impacted by the roadblocks and malice he encountered through his stay in the village, Aaron has used his experiences as motivation to improve his condition in life. He has become a survivor of death, slavery and abuse but in the end he will never stop to exceed people's expectations of a child who at one point didn't have a way of being successful in this world. The evil in many people's hearts has caused tremendous damage to this young child's self esteem but his fight, passion and focus to become someone has embedded a desire in himself to overcome all odds and have a name in this world that will never be forgotten. Lloyd N. Moffatt


  • Author : My Name Is Michael
  • Publisher : Mad Squid Productions
  • Release Date : 2011-01-27
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 9781456549633
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

"The Nephilim were on the earth in those days -- and also afterward - when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown." Genesis 6:4 Some men lead ordinary lives. Others are not so lucky. Meet J Michael K. When his first foray into the world of writing flops and leaves him penniless, he is ready to give up on life. But an unexpected encounter with destiny will change his mind forever. With the fate of the world closing in, he is recruited to the Clan of Michael. The clan is centuries old. Populated by a fantastic species known as the Nephilim, these holy warriors seek tor protect their Lord's creation from the evil hordes of the fallen. In a tale that combines science fact with religious fiction, follow the clan's new scribe as he prepares to record the Day of Days for all of posterity.


  • Author : My Name Is Number 4
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2008-09-02
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1429989726
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Number Four will have a difficult life. These are the words that were uttered upon Ting-xing Ye's birth. Soon this prophecy would prove only too true. . . . Here is the real-life story about the fourth child in a family torn apart by China's Cultural Revolution. After the death of both of her parents, Ting-xing and her siblings endured brutal Red Guard attacks on their schools and even in their home. At the age of sixteen, Ting-xing is exiled to a prison farm far from the world she knows. How she struggled through years of constant terror while keeping her spirit intact is at the heart of My Name Is Number 4. Haunting and inspiring, Ting-xing Ye's personal account of this horri?c period in history is one that no reader will soon forget.


  • Author : My Name Was Judas
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-02-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781407093376
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

We all know the story of Jesus told by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, but what about the version according to Judas? In this witty, original and teasingly controversial account, some forty years after the death of Jesus, Judas finally tells the story as he remembers it. Looking back on his childhood and youth from an old age the gospel writers denied him, Judas recalls his friendship with Jesus; their schooling together; their families; the people who would go on to be disciples and followers; their journeys together and their dealings with the powers of Rome and the Temple. His is a story of friendship and rivalry, of a time of uncertainty and enquiry, a testing of belief, endurance and loyalty.


  • Author : My Name is Finn Jupiter
  • Publisher : Fire Quill Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9781947649279
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Finn Jupiter lives in the idyllic mountain town of Victory, Colorado. She’s a smart, daring, and fiercely independent young woman. She also has a gift for seeing the small things that others can’t. Connecting lines that, for most, don’t exist. While happy to live out a quiet life, hiking and climbing in The Rockies, fate has other plans for Finn. Victory is about to become ground zero for one of the most shocking disasters in U.S. history. And when her father goes missing, a victim of the catastrophe, Finn is forced to make an extraordinary decision. A decision that will question everything she knows about herself. And about what she is truly capable of.