Born in Cairo to immigrant parents who had escaped the post-World War I Armenian genocide, Terzian’s quest for independence and her need for a sense of belonging lead her to an uncommon global search - to find a venue and ambiance where she can peacefully realize her goals for higher education.Terzian’s exploration of her expatriate status in Africa raises questions about what it means to have a home country – or even a home (excerpted from Kirkus Reviews).” Eventually, her ambitions lead her to legal immigration to the United States, far beyond her expectations.
Kirkus Reviews has classified Terzian’s book as “An often charming memoir that intertwines personal and political histories.” Her books are available on Amazon.com and similar digital stores in e-book format and paperback. They are also available in paperback in regular bookstores.
Terzian has lived in California for the last forty-five years. She is a member of Writers’ Club of Whittier and blogs online at WordPress and other venues that respond to the keyword, Mary Terzian.