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Recommended books (11)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Asia Challenge were written by authors from turkey. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak EN

Rating: 4     20 Votes
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away . . . ' Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory- growing up with her father and his two wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Wes... continue
Recommended: 27 Jun 2022

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At the Breakfast Table by Defne Suman EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
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.
Recommended: 31 Oct 2022

3.

De nootjes van het huwelijk by Aysel Çalişkan NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
Levensverhaal van een in Nederland wonende Turkse immigrante.
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Recommended: 03 Oct 2022

4.

Last Train to Istanbul by Ayşe Kulin EN

Rating: 3.5     13 Votes
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
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.
Recommended: 02 Sep 2022

5.

My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk EN

Rating: 3.5     64 Votes
Country: Europe / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
** PRE-ORDER NIGHTS OF PLAGUE, THE NEW NOVEL FROM ORHAN PAMUK ** Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Award 'Wonderful' The Spectator 'Magnificent' Observer 'Sumptuous' New Yorker 'Unforgettable' Guardian My Name is Red is an unforgettable murder mystery, set amid the splendour of sixteenth century Istanbul, from the Nobel prizewinning author In the late 1590s, the Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and his empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. At a time of violent fundame... continue
Recommended: 07 Sep 2022

6.

Snow by Orhan Pamuk EN

Rating: 2.5     6 Votes
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
After years of lonely political exile, Turkish poet Ka returns to Istanbul to attend his mother's funeral and learns about a series of suicides among pious girls forbidden to wear headscarves.
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

7.

The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak EN

Rating: 3.5     35 Votes
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
A second English-language tale by the author of The Saint of Incipient Insanities finds Turkish teen Asya coming of age under the wing of her tattoo-parlor owner mother and her three aunts, befriending a cousin from America, and discovering a secret that links her family to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres.
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Recommended: 25 May 2022

8.

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak EN

Rating: 3.5     25 Votes
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
Discover the forty rules of love . . . Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love. So when Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of life and love, she is shocked out of herself. Turning her back on her family she embarks on a journey to meet the mysterious author of this work. It is a quest infused with Sufi mysticism and verse, taking Ella and us ... continue
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Recommended: 03 Oct 2022

9.

The Homilies of S. John Chrysostom on the Gospel of St. Matthew; by George Prevost, Saint John Chrysostom EN

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Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute th... continue
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

10.

The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
Winner of the 1990 Independent Award for foreign fiction, this book tells the story of a young Italian scholar who is captured by pirates. Put up for auction at the Istanbul slave market, he is bought by a Turkish servant, eager to learn about scientific and intellectual advances in the West.
Recommended: 30 Oct 2022


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