July 29, 2012
-- Hacienda Heights – Dan Poynter’s 2012 Global E-Book Awards organizers have released the list of finalists and the process for selection. Per the official count more than 1000 e-books have been submitted from sixteen countries. Over 250 category-expert judges have scanned books in their specialty and pared down the list to 221 finalists in eighty-six categories, including a few multiple nominations. The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony in Santa Barbara, California, on August 18, 2012.
Mary Terzian (www.maryterzian.com)
, author of The Immigrants’ Daughter, is one of two finalists in multicultural nonfiction. A Pen USA 2001 scholarship winner, Terzian’s articles have been published in newspapers, magazines, anthologies and online. The Immigrants’ Daughter is her first book, a memoir on coming of age in Egypt during and after World War II, Egypt’s struggles for independence and her parallel combat for emancipation in a highly conservative immigrant community. The paperback issue was a Best Books 2006 Award winner and was Finalist in the Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards, both in multicultural nonfiction.
Terzian has always lived and worked in multicultural societies, from cosmopolitan Cairo through employment with the United Nations in Egypt, Congo, and Togo, thereafter awaiting her visa in Lebanon to immigrate to the United States. She has experienced several political crises, notably Israel’s independence and its repercussions, Egypt’
s transition from kingdom to republic, the divisive Congo/Katanga war in the aftermath of President Lumumba’s assassination, Comrade Khrutschev’s demise while she was visiting the Soviet Union, and other similar heart- throbbing events, in addition to her personal adventures.
and "seasoned with subtle humor," story is inviting attention from educational institutions, targeting the college prep group in particular. The first two pages of the prologue are already on two websites as a teaching tool, adding clarity to the lens through which immigrants are viewed. The perspective is definitely different for those who actually live the experience.
The book is available at at Amazon.com, in similar major bookstores online, and can be ordered through regular distribution channels.