Mary Terzian spoke about her memoir, The Immigrant's Daughter, at a club sponsored event at Half Off Books in Whittier on September 26, 2014. Born to immigrant Armenian parents in Egypt, Mary worked in five cities abroad and visited twenty-four countries before her legal entry into the United States. Her first book is a coming-of-age story describing an inspiring journey through adolescence against the background of Egyptian history during and after World War II. It won a Best Books 2006 Award, reached finalist stage in the Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards, and won Dan Poynter's 2012 Global E-Book Award, all three in the multi-cultural nonfiction genre.
The Immigrant's Daughter is available on Amazon, and Mary's second book, tentatively titled Politically Homeless, is in its final stages.