Marvelously captivating. - The New York Times. First published in 1940, Saroyan's international bestseller recounts the exploits of an Armenian clan in rthern California at the turn of the 20th century. Based on the author's loving and eccentric extended family, the characters in these 14 related short stories provide humorous and touching scenes from immigrant life.
William Saroyan (1908 81) was an internationally renowned writer, playwright, and humanitarian. He achieved the peak of his popularity during the 1930s 50s with hundreds of short stories, plays, novels, memoirs, and essays.