Author: Mariam Avakian-Manoukian
Divorce, two children, a lover and a busy medical practice… Nina Saryan-Fetter is more than busy to look back at the sad memories of the past. However, the uncommon marriage of her childhood friend causes Nina to make an unexpected journey to the past to find out the tragedy of her family and the painful truth about her failed marriage. “Second Life” takes place in 1990s in San Francisco Bay Area. The book includes two parallel stories – the Genocide of Armenians committed by Turks in 1915 and Nina’s divorce. Both stories of the past cause immense pain to her, both of which Nina cannot forgive and go ahead. She simultaneously makes two journeys and finally reaches a peaceful point where she is able to forgive her husband’s betrayal and reconcile with her nation’s past.