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Last Train to Istanbul

Last Train to Istanbul Book
Author : Ayşe Kulin,John W. Baker
Publisher : Amazoncrossing
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781477807613
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traditional Chinese edition of Last Train to Istanbul (Original Turkish title: Nefes Nefese). Disowned by their families, the last of the royal of the Ottoman Empire and a Jewish man married and went to live in France right before WWII. The historical novel is based on a true story and highlights the courageous effort by Turkish diplomats who saved the lives of hundreds of Jews caught in Nazi occupied France. In Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Stamboul Train

Stamboul Train Book
Author : Graham Greene
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-10-02
ISBN : 140901746X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A classic espionage thriller from master storyteller Graham Greene ‘One of the most important British writers of the twentieth century - he brought something undeniably new to fiction’ Daily Telegraph Carleton Myatt meets Coral Musker, a naïve English chorus girl, aboard the Orient Express as it heads across Europe to Constantinople. As their relationship develops, they find themselves caught up in the fates of the other passengers and drawn into a web of espionage, murder and lies. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

Love in Exile

Love in Exile Book
Author : Ayse Kulin
Publisher : AmazonCrossing
Release : 2016-06-14
ISBN : 9781503934955
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The bestselling author of Last Train to Istanbul returns with a tale of love defying all boundaries. Sabahat, a beautiful young Muslim woman, is known in her family for her intelligence, drive, and stubbornness. She believes there is more in store for her life than a good marriage and convinces her parents to let her pursue her education, rare for young Turkish women in the 1920s. But no one--least of all Sabahat herself--expects that in the course of her studies she will fall for a handsome Armenian student named Aram. After precious moments alone together, their love begins to blossom. Try as she might to simplify her life and move on, Sabahat has no choice but to follow her heart's desire. But Aram is Christian, and neither family approves. With only hope to guide their way, they defy age-old traditions, cross into dangerous territory, and risk everything to find their way back to each other. One of Turkey's most beloved authors brings us an evocative story of two star-crossed lovers inspired by her own family's history.

Without a Country

Without a Country Book
Author : Ayse Kulin
Publisher : AmazonCrossing
Release : 2018-07
ISBN : 9781503900974
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the international bestselling author of Last Train to Istanbul comes a novel based on true events that explores the depths of pride, devotion, and persistence as four generations of a family struggle to forge their destinies. As Hitler's reign of terror begins to loom large over Germany, Gerhard and Elsa Schliemann--like other German Jews--must flee with their children in search of sanctuary. But life elsewhere in Europe offers few opportunities for medical professor Gerhard and his fellow scientists. Then they discover an unexpected haven in Turkey, where universities and hospitals welcome them as valuable assets. But despite embracing their adopted land, personal and political troubles persist. Military coups bring unrest and uncertainty to the country, intermarriage challenges the cultural identity of Gerhard and Elsa's descendants, and anti-Semitism once again threatens their future in the place they call home. From World War II to the age of social media, one family's generations find their way through love and loss, sacrifice and salvation, tragedy and triumph--with knowledge hard won and passion heartfelt.

Istanbul Istanbul

Istanbul Istanbul Book
Author : Burhan Sönmez
Publisher : OR Books
Release : 2016-05-05
ISBN : 1682190390
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Istanbul, Istanbul turns on the tension between the confines of a prison cell and the vastness of the imagination; between the vulnerable borders of the body and the unassailable depths of the mind. This is a harrowing, riveting novel, as unforgettable as it is inescapable.” —Dale Peck, author of Visions and Revisions “A wrenching love poem to Istanbul told between torture sessions by four prisoners in their cell beneath the city. An ode to pain in which Dostoevsky meets The Decameron.” —John Ralston Saul, author of On Equilibrium; former president, PEN International “Istanbul is a city of a million cells, and every cell is an Istanbul unto itself.” Below the ancient streets of Istanbul, four prisoners—Demirtay the student, the doctor, Kamo the barber, and Uncle Küheylan—sit, awaiting their turn at the hands of their wardens. When they are not subject to unimaginable violence, the condemned tell one another stories about the city, shaded with love and humor, to pass the time. Quiet laughter is the prisoners’ balm, delivered through parables and riddles. Gradually, the underground narrative turns into a narrative of the above-ground. Initially centered around people, the book comes to focus on the city itself. And we discover there is as much suffering and hope in the Istanbul above ground as there is in the cells underground. Despite its apparently bleak setting, this novel—translated into seventeen languages—is about creation, compassion, and the ultimate triumph of the imagination.

Istanbul Passage

Istanbul Passage Book
Author : Joseph Kanon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-04-16
ISBN : 1439156433
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1945 Istanbul, American undercover agent Leon Bauer's attempt to save a life leads to a desperate manhunt, a game of shifting loyalties, and an unexpected love affair.

Anatolian Days and Nights

Anatolian Days and Nights Book
Author : Joy E. Stocke,Angie Brenner
Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
Release : 2012-03-01
ISBN : 0983918813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Anatolian Days and Nights book written by Joy E. Stocke,Angie Brenner, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Disquiet

Disquiet Book
Author : Zülfü Livaneli
Publisher : Other Press, LLC
Release : 2021-06-29
ISBN : 1635420334
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the internationally bestselling author of Serenade for Nadia, a powerful story of love and faith amidst the atrocities committed by ISIS against the Yazidi people. Disquiet transports the reader to the contemporary Middle East through the stories of Meleknaz, a Yazidi Syrian refugee, and Hussein, a young man from the Turkish city of Mardin near the Syrian border. Passionate about helping others, Hussein begins visiting a refugee camp to tend to the thousands of poor and sick streaming into Turkey, fleeing ISIS. There, he falls in love with Meleknaz—whom his disapproving family will call “the devil” who seduced him—and their relationship sets further tragedy in motion. A nuanced meditation on the nature of being human and an empathetic, probing look at the past and present of these Mesopotamian lands, Disquiet gives voice to the peoples, faiths, histories, and stories that have swept through this region over centuries.

Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings Book
Author : Louis de Bernieres
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2010-06-18
ISBN : 0307368874
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in southwest Turkey (Anatolia) in the early part of the last century—a quirky community in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully over the centuries and where friendship, even love, has transcended religious differences. But with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the onset of the Great War, the sweep of history has a cataclysmic effect on this peaceful place: The great love of Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim, a Muslim shepherd who courts her from near infancy, culminates in tragedy and madness; Two inseparable childhood friends who grow up playing in the hills above the town suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the bloody struggle; and Rustem Bey, a wealthy landlord, who has an enchanting mistress who is not what she seems. Far away from these small lives, a man of destiny who will come to be known as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is emerging to create a country from the ruins of an empire. Victory at Gallipoli fails to save the Ottomans from ultimate defeat and, as a new conflict arises, Muslims and Christians struggle to survive, let alone understand, their part in the great tragedy that will reshape the whole region forever.

A Strangeness in My Mind

A Strangeness in My Mind Book
Author : Orhan Pamuk
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2015-10-06
ISBN : 9385890034
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since his boyhood in a poor village in Central Anatolia, Mevlut Karatas has fantasized about what his life would become. Not getting as far in school as he'd hoped, at the age of twelve, he comes to Istanbul-"the center of the world"-and is immediately enthralled both by the city being demolished and the new one that is fast being built. He follows his father's trade, selling boza on the street, and hopes to become rich like other villagers who have settled on the desolate hills outside the booming metropolis. But chance seems to conspire against him. He spends three years writing love letters to a girl he saw just once at a wedding, only to elope by mistake with her sister. And though he grows to cherish his wife and the family they have, his relations all make their fortunes while his own years are spent in a series of jobs leading nowhere; he is sometimes attracted to the politics of his friends and intermittently to the lodge of a religious guide. But every evening, without fail, he still wanders the streets of Istanbul, selling boza and wondering at the "strangeness" in his mind, the sensation that makes him feel different from everyone else, until fortune conspires once more to let him understand at last what it is he has always yearned for. Told from the perspectives of many beguiling characters, A Strangeness in My Mind is a modern epic of coming of age in a great city, and a mesmerizing narrative sure to take its place among Pamuk's finest achievements.

Sarajevo of Love and War

Sarajevo of Love and War Book
Author : Ayşe Kulin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9786051415925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Sarajevo of Love and War book written by Ayşe Kulin, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Last Letter from Istanbul

Last Letter from Istanbul Book
Author : Lucy Foley (Novelist)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2022-09-29
ISBN : 9781528863377
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Constantinople, 1921. Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home, a grand white house, nestled on the opposite bank. Memories float on the breeze - the fragrance of the fig trees, the saffron sunsets of languid summer evenings. But now those days are dead. The house has been transformed into an army hospital, it is a prize of war in the hands of the British. And as Nur weaves through the streets carrying the embroideries that have become her livelihood, Constantinople swarms with Allied soldiers - a reminder of how far her she and her city have fallen. The most precious thing in Nur's new life is the orphan in her care - a boy with a terrible secret. When he falls dangerously ill Nur's world becomes entwined with the enemy's. She must return to where she grew up, and plead for help from Medical Officer George Monroe.

At the Breakfast Table

At the Breakfast Table Book
Author : Defne Suman
Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
Release : 2022-09-01
ISBN : 1800247036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Told from four different perspectives, At the Breakfast Table is a story of hidden histories and family secrets, revealing the psychological consequences of the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

War Brides

War Brides Book
Author : Helen Bryan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780750529525
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1939 the lives of five women are about to collide in the sleepy little village of Crowmarsh Priors.Evangeline has eloped from New Orleans with a naval captain, Alice is resigned to life as the parish spinster, Elsie is evacuated from the East End to be a maid for Lady Marchmont, Tanni has fled from Vienna with her newborn son, and high-spirited Frances is to see out the war with her godmother. Together these five women face hardship, passion and danger, and form a bond that sees them through their darkest hours, and lasts for the rest of their lives.

Istanbul

Istanbul Book
Author : Bettany Hughes
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Release : 2017-09-19
ISBN : 0306825856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Istanbul has long been a place where stories and histories collide, where perception is as potent as fact. From the Koran to Shakespeare, this city with three names--Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul -- resonates as an idea and a place, real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between East and West, North and South, it has been the capital city of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. For much of its history it was the very center of the world, known simply as "The City," but, as Bettany Hughes reveals, Istanbul is not just a city, but a global story. In this epic new biography, Hughes takes us on a dazzling historical journey from the Neolithic to the present, through the many incarnations of one of the world's greatest cities--exploring the ways that Istanbul's influence has spun out to shape the wider world. Hughes investigates what it takes to make a city and tells the story not just of emperors, viziers, caliphs, and sultans, but of the poor and the voiceless, of the women and men whose aspirations and dreams have continuously reinvented Istanbul. Written with energy and animation, award-winning historian Bettany Hughes deftly guides readers through Istanbul's rich layers of history. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, this captivating portrait of the momentous life of Istanbul is visceral, immediate, and authoritative -- narrative history at its finest.

The Great Railway Bazaar

The Great Railway Bazaar Book
Author : Paul Theroux
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2006-06-01
ISBN : 054752515X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The acclaimed author recounts his epic journey across Europe and Asia in this international bestselling classic of travel literature: “Compulsive reading” (Graham Greene). In 1973, Paul Theroux embarked on a four-month journey by train from the United Kingdom through Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. In The Great Railway Bazaar, he records in vivid detail and penetrating insight the many fascinating incidents, adventures, and encounters of his grand, intercontinental tour. Asia's fabled trains—the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express—are the stars of a journey that takes Theroux on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.

Nights of Plague

Nights of Plague Book
Author : Orhan Pamuk
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Release : 2022-10-04
ISBN : 0735278776
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new book by the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Part detective story, part historical epic—a bold and brilliant novel that imagines a plague ravaging a fictional island in the Ottoman Empire. It is April 1900, in the Levant, on the imaginary island of Mingeria—the twenty-ninth state of the Ottoman Empire—located in the eastern Mediterranean between Crete and Cyprus. Half the population is Muslim, the other half are Orthodox Greeks, and tension is high between the two. When a plague arrives—brought either by Muslim pilgrims returning from the Mecca, or by merchant vessels coming from Alexandria—the island revolts. To stop the epidemic, the Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid II sends his most accomplished quarantine expert to the island—an Orthodox Christian. Some of the Muslims, including followers of a popular religious sect and its leader, Sheikh H, refuse to take precautions or respect the quarantine. And the sultan’s expert is murdered. As the plague continues its rapid spread, the sultan sends a second doctor to the island, this time a Muslim, and strict quarantine measures are declared. But the incompetence of the island’s governor and local administration and the people’s refusal to respect the bans dooms the quarantine to failure, and the death count continues to rise. Faced with the danger that the plague might spread to the West and to Istanbul, the sultan bows to international pressure and allows foreign and Ottoman warships to blockade the island. Now the people of Mingeria are on their own, and they must find a way to defeat the plague themselves. Steeped in history and rife with suspense, Nights of Plague is an epic story set more than one hundred years ago with themes that feel remarkably contemporary.

The Sisterhood

The Sisterhood Book
Author : Helen Bryan
Publisher : Amazoncrossing
Release : 2013-04-30
ISBN : 9781611099287
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Both love story and historical thriller, The Sisterhood is an emotionally charged ride across continents and centuries.

My Name Is Cinnamon

My Name Is Cinnamon Book
Author : Salo Maa Neco
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-02-09
ISBN : 9781508418719
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Esref, my best friend and hero, was ordered by a magistrate to live in an Istanbul children's home. His angry mother and deviant step-father are trying to stop him from changing the world. Will he remain a lonely and troubled little boy? Will Istanbul devour him or nurture him? Another small question that's been nagging me for the past fifty or so years... was my best friend a serial murderer? Come with me on a magical flying carpet ride over, in and under Istanbul as I try to discover Esref's fate. You believe in fate, don't you? Come with me and explore your deeper and darker self. Can you taste the vanilla in the air? Can you feel cinnamon? Esref, Tarsin and I promise you a magical adventure for the good of the rest of your life. You do believe in magic, don't you? And serial murder?

Midnight at the Pera Palace The Birth of Modern Istanbul

Midnight at the Pera Palace  The Birth of Modern Istanbul Book
Author : Charles King
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2014-09-15
ISBN : 0393245780
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Timely . . . brilliant . . . hugely enjoyable, magnificently researched and deeply absorbing.”—Jason Goodwin, New York Times Book Review At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock. Yet in Istanbul—an ancient crossroads and Turkey's largest city—people were looking toward an uncertain future. Never purely Turkish, Istanbul was home to generations of Greeks, Armenians, and Jews, as well as Muslims. It welcomed White Russian nobles ousted by the Russian Revolution, Bolshevik assassins on the trail of the exiled Leon Trotsky, German professors, British diplomats, and American entrepreneurs—a multicultural panoply of performers and poets, do-gooders and ne’er-do-wells. During the Second World War, thousands of Jews fleeing occupied Europe found passage through Istanbul, some with the help of the future Pope John XXIII. At the Pera Palace, Istanbul's most luxurious hotel, so many spies mingled in the lobby that the manager posted a sign asking them to relinquish their seats to paying guests. In beguiling prose and rich character portraits, Charles King brings to life a remarkable era when a storied city stumbled into the modern world and reshaped the meaning of cosmopolitanism.