Havva’nın Üç Kızı
Elif Şafak’s latest novel deals with the story of three daughters that are very different from one another but who must face the woes of living in modern Turkey. The lives of Şirin, Mona, and Peri unravel, expressing every aspect from the country’s political issues to the development of identity within a tumult of mutually exclusive influences.
Ela Gözlü Pars Celile
Written by Osman Balcıgil, this book tells the story of Celile Hanım, the mother of famous Turkish poet Nazım Hikmet. One of Turkey’s first female painters, having studied under the Fausto Zonaro, daughter of an Ottoman pasha, and a notable member of Istanbul, Paris, and Rome’s high society, Celile’s often-turbulent life is explored in all its details.
Kürk Mantolu Madonna
This bestselling Turkish classic by Sabahattin Ali revolves around love and longing in a changing world. Ali’s story follows a man who leaves his simple rural life to learn a trade in the thriving 1920s Berlin where he meets a woman who will change his life forever.
Another Sabahattin Ali novel, this story begins with a conversation between Ömer and Nihat, two university students, on the ferry. When Ömer notices and falls in love with a girl sitting just a few rows away, a tale regarding the social pressures on relationships and the devil within every human being is explored.
Elveda Güzel Vatanım
Ahmet Ümit’s novel lies somewhere between a historical account and a detective story. The book is composed of letters written by Şehsuvar Sami, a member of the Committee of Union and Progression, a secret society that later transformed in a political organization that aligned itself with the Young Turks during the Ottoman Empire’s dissolution.
Kırmızı Saçlı Kadın
Orhan Pamuk’s latest novel goes back 30 years to an Istanbul of the past and tells the story of Cem, whose life is inextricably affected by a love story with a dire ending. A red-haired woman is enough to alter the young man’s life forever, expressing how sense of fear, disappointment, and a broken heart can change someone’s life drastically.
Gerçek Hesap Bu!
Popular Turkish actor Neja İşler took on the role of writer for this book about his personal life. From his childhood to his first love and the country’s political instability to his deep passion for football, this book allows fans of İşler get to know him on a whole other level.