Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Familiar Wars by Julietta Harvey

 Source: Free review copy received from publisher Five words from the blurb: Greek, boy, massacre, uprooted, family Familiar Wars was originally published in 1987, but was re-released last week to coincide with the publication of the sequel, One Third of Paradise. I hadn’t heard of Julietta Harvey until review copies of these books fell through my […]

Soufflé by Asli Perker

 Translated from the Turkish Five words from the blurb: cook, family, freedom, loss, people Soufflé is a multi-generational story, packed with a passion for cookery. Set in New York, Paris and Istanbul, the novel looks at family relationships and shows how cookery can help to heal emotional wounds. The book has three main protagonists: Lilia, who […]

Honour by Elif Shafak

 Longlisted for the 2013 Women’s Fiction Prize Five words from the blurb: Turkey, London, traditions, mistakes, families Honour is the story of a Turkish family who are haunted by their mistakes. Pembe and Adem Toprak move to London in order to start a new life, but Turkish traditions are never far from their mind. Maintaining the family’s […]

Snow – Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006 Translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely We don’t get much snow in England, so the moment I saw the first few flakes falling I decided it was time to dig this book out of my TBR pile. I am really pleased that I did as […]