Twin Falls Refugee's New Book Chronicles Life Of Struggle And Compassion

Jul 23, 2019

In 1992, a young girl named Liyah Babayan found herself in a strange and new place: Twin Falls, Idaho. She and her family were Armenian refugees, who were resettled by the College of Southern Idaho. 

Fast-forward to today, and Liyah is a business owner in downtown Twin Falls, the mother of two children and an advocate for children who have experienced war around the world. 

Now, she can add author to her resume. Her new memoir called "Liminal" chronicles her life in Ajerbaijan, then Armenia and then in Idaho as a refugee. Idaho Matters sat down to talk with her about her new book, which is on shelves at Rediscovered Bookshop in downtown Boise and online.