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Kafamda bir tuhaflik : boza saticisi Mevlut Karatas 'in hayati, maceralari, hayalleri ve arkadas larinin hika^yesi ve 1969 ile 2012 yillari arasinda I?stanbul hayatinin pek c ok kis inin go zu nden anlatilmis bir resmidir /A Strangeness in My Mind

By Pamuk, Orhan

Istanbul: Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, 2014. "It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years" worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul. In the four decades between 1969 and 2012, Mevlut works a number of different jobs on the streets of Istanbul, from selling yoghurt and cooked rice, to guarding a car park. He observes many different kinds of people thronging the streets, he watches most of the city get demolished and re-built, and he sees migrants from Anatolia making a fortune; at the same time, he witnesses all of the transformative moments, political clashes, and military coups that shape the country. He always wonders what it is that separates him from everyone else - the source of that strangeness in his mind. But he never stops selling boza during winter evenings and trying to understand who his beloved really is. What matters more in love: what we wish for, or what our fate has in store? Do our choices dictate whether we will be happy or not, or are these things determined by forces beyond our control? A Strangeness In My Mind tries to answer these questions while portraying the tensions between urban life and family life, and the fury and helplessness of women inside their homes.". 1st Turkish Edition.. Softcover. New.

$20.00

The Oracle of Stamnoul

By Lukas. Michael David

Toronto: HarperCollins, 2011. Ushered into the world by a mysterious pair of Tartar midwives late in the summer of 1877 in the town of Constanta on the Black Sea, Eleonora Cohen proves herself an extraordinarily gifted child a prodigy at a very young age. When she is eight years old, she stows away aboard a ship, following her carpet merchant father, Yakob, to the teeming and colorful imperial capital of Stamboul where a new life awaits her. In the narrow streets of this city at the crossroads of the world, intrigue and gossip are currency, and people are not always what they seem. But it is only when she charms the eccentric Sultan Abdulhamid II, beleaguered by friend and foe as his unwieldy realm crumbles that Eleonora will change the course of an empire. Publisher's publicity sheet laid in. 1st Can Ed.. Softcover. Very Good.

$15.00

Proper Holiday
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Proper Holiday

By Oakley, Ann

Toronto: HarperCollins, 1996. Observant novel of some British families on vacation in Turkey "Witty,refreshing.sometimes unnerving, in this deft comedy of family life, foreign countries don't always provide the escape they promise". Reprint.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$8.00

Many and Many A Year Ago
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Many and Many A Year Ago

By Altun, Selcuk

London: Telegram Books, 2009. Kemal"s friend mysteriously disappears, leaving him a generous allowance and the use of his large house. He discovers that his new dwelling involves an inheritance of $1.3 million, and a Russian nobleman"s missing son. Kemal embarks on a missing person case that will bring chaos and romance to his life. Clues lead him from Istanbul to Buenos Aires and eventually Boston. In Boston, Kemal visits the Edgar Allan Poe museum. There in the museum is a poster announcing the Nevar foundation"s offer of $200,000 to the winner of a first novel competition. Kemal buys paper and pen. He has decided to enter the Nevar competition with a novel called "Many and Many a Year Ago". Translated from Turkish by Clifford and Selhan Endres. Softcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Trans.Clifford and Selhan Endres.

$10.00

Sultanoviot Harem

By Falconer, Colin

Skopje: Kultura, 2012. Translation into Macedonian of "The Sultan's Harem" A dramatic, unforgettable novel of cruelty and passion set in the great Harem of the Ottoman empire.In Constantinople there is only one ruler: Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, Lord of Lords of this World, Possessor of Mens Necks, Allahs Deputy, absolute ruler of the mighty Ottoman Empire. And at the heart of his palace is the Sultans vast Harem, the domain of hundreds of scented, pampered womensome wives, some concubines, some merely slaves. Among them is Gulbehar, the Sultans submissive favorite and mother of his heir; Julia, the daughter of an Italian lord, kidnapped when she attempted to flee Venice with her lover; and Hürrem, a Tartar girl from the Russian steppes, sold into slavery. All three women are beautiful, but Hürrem is the most dangerous - ruthless in her desire to rule the Harem and, ultimately, Suleyman himself. Endlessly manipulative and clever, she carefully arranges the downfall of her rivals and endears herself to the Sultan, which places her at the center of the Empires power. It is his obsession with Hürrem, not his enemies, that costs Suleyman his allies, his sons, and finally his dynasty.. First Thus.. Softcover. As New.

$55.00

The Aelian Fragment

By Bartram, George

New York: Popular Library, 1977. Professor Samuel Teck had been the picture of the innocent American abroad when he arrives in ., Izmir. That was before he was seduced by a beautiful Israeli female operative, browbeaten by a savagely efficient man from the CIA, brutally tortured by free-lance peddler of state secrets, subtly pu ton the rack by a sophisticated Soviet secret agent, and hunted by a team of assassins through the teeming streets and rancid alleys of this fearful foreign town". First Pbk.Ed... Pbk. As New.

$12.50

The Bastard of Istanbul
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The Bastard of Istanbul

By Shafak, Elif

New York: Viking Penguin, 2007. From one of Turkey's most acclaimed and outspoken writers, a novel about the tangled histories of two families . in a vivid and colorful tale set in both Turkey and the United States. At its center is the 'bastard' of the title, Asya, a nineteen-year-old woman who loves Johnny Cash and the French Existentialists, and the four sisters of the Kazanci family who all live together in an extended household in Istanbul: Zehila, the zestful, headstrong youngest sister who runs a tattoo parlor and is Asya's mother; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as a clairvoyant; Cevriye, a widowed high school teacher; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. Their one estranged brother lives in Arizona with his wife and her Armenian daughter, Armanoush. When Armanoush secretly flies to Istanbul in search of her identity, she finds the Kazanci sisters and becomes fast friends with Asya. A secret is uncovered that links the two families and ties them to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres. Full of vigorous, unforgettable female characters, The Bastard of Istanbul is a bold, powerful tale that will confirm Shafak as a rising star of international fiction.. 1st US Edition.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$20.00

The Janissary Tree: a Novel
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The Janissary Tree: a Novel

By Goodwin, Jason

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006. It is 1836, and the world is entering the modern age. The sultan of the Ottoman Empire sees no choice but to follow suit, but right before he can announce sweeping changes, a wave of killings threatens the balance of power in his court. He calls on the only man he can trust to find the culprits. The author of the Ottoman history Lords of the Horizon here introduces a fictional hero of the late days of the empire. Yashim is both brilliant and near-invisible in his world, an investigator at ease in the great halls of the empire, in its streets, and even within its harems a thing possible only because Yashim is a eunuch. And what he finds implicates the outcast Janissaries, the former elite guard of the empire.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$35.00

The Sultan's Seal
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The Sultan's Seal

By White, Jenny B.

New York: W W Norton, 2006. A stunningly lyrical debut novel about faith and desire, set within a gripping tale of murder in nineteenth-century Istanbul. Rich in sensuous detail, this first novel brilliantly captures the political and social upheavals of the waning Ottoman Empire. The naked body of a young Englishwoman washes up in Istanbul wearing a pendant inscribed with the seal of the deposed sultan. The death resembles the murder by strangulation of another English governess, a crime that was never solved. Kamil Pasha, a magistrate in the new secular courts, sets out to find the killer, but his dispassionate belief in science and modernity is shaken by betrayal and widening danger. In a lush, mystical voice, a young Muslim woman, Jaanan, recounts her own relationships with one of the dead women and her suspected killer. Were these political murders involving the palace or crimes of personal passion? An absorbing tale that transports the reader to nineteenth-century Turkey, this novel is also a lyrical meditation on the contradictory desires of the human soul.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$17.50

The Abyssinian Proof: A Kamil Pasha Novel
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The Abyssinian Proof: A Kamil Pasha Novel

By White, Jenny

New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 2009. ': "Constantinople, May 1453. In the dying days of the Byzantine Empire, Isaak Metochites and his family are entrusted with a silver reliquary carved with the figure of a weeping angel and the inscription: Behold the Proof of Chora, Container of the Uncontainable. Four hundred years later, magistrate Kamil Pasha is plagued by thefts of antiquities from mosques and churches and a series of murders in which the bodies bear the same distinctive mark. Sources lead Kamil to a hidden sect descended from Abyssinian slaves living in an abandoned cistern in Istanbul's gritty underworld. The reemergence of the forgotten reliquary sets off a brutal race between those sworn to protect it and those who will stop at nothing to gain its explosive secret.". First Pbk.Ed... Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$7.00

The Light of Day

By Ambler,Eric

New York: A.A.Knopf, 1962. Arthur Abdel Simpson making a frugal living in Athens finds himself in unexpectedly in Istanbul, with the task of robbing the Topkapi Palace.(Basis of the movie " Topkapi."). Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$12.50

A Toast to Lady Mary

By Leslie, Doris (Doris Ferguson-Hannay)

London: Heinemann, 1968. Fictional biography of Lady Mary Wortley Montague. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$20.00

The House of War

By Gavin, Catherine

New York: William Morrow., 1970. This vigorous and moving novel is set in Turkey in 1922,the year of the War of Independence,When Kemal Ataturk,vastly outnumbered won his great victory over King Constantine and the Greek generals. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$10.00

The House of War

By Gavin, Catherine

New York: William Morrow., 1970. This vigorous and moving novel is set in Turkey in 1922,the year of the War of Independence,When Kemal Ataturk,vastly outnumbered won his great victory over King Constantine and the Greek generals. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$15.00

The House of War

By Gavin, Catherine

New York: William Morrow., 1970. This vigorous and moving novel is set in Turkey in 1922,the year of the War of Independence,When Kemal Ataturk,vastly outnumbered won his great victory over King Constantine and the Greek generals. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$15.00

Jewels of Helen

By Donnelly, Jane

Toronto: Harlequin, 1991. [# 3128] " A spoiled brat who liked her own way-. eight years ago Max Torba thought Anni was self-centered-and that she didn't care if her demands made life impossible for those who loved her. Now, meeting again at Max's home in Turkey, it was clear he still held the same opinion, no matter how hard she tried to make a good impression. "You haven't changed much, have you? " he said. "You still don't give a damn for the trouble you cause. "But did Max's opinion really matter? After all, Anni had no intention o f adding herself to admiring band of female followers. ". Pbk. As New.

$5.00

Jewels of Helen

By Donnelly, Jane

Toronto: Harlequin, 1991. [# 3128] " A spoiled brat who liked her own way-. eight years ago Max Torba thought Anni was self-centered-and that she didn't care if her demands made life impossible for those who loved her. Now, meeting again at Max's home in Turkey, it was clear he still held the same opinion, no matter how hard she tried to make a good impression. "You haven't changed much, have you? " he said. "You still don't give a damn for the trouble you cause. "But did Max's opinion really matter? After all, Anni had no intention o f adding herself to admiring band of female followers. ". Pbk. Good>Very Good. Ex-Library.

$3.50

Birds without Wings
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Birds without Wings

By De Bernieres, Louis

Toronto: A.A. Knopf, 2004. Set against the background of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, the Gallipoli compaign, and the subsequent bitter struggle between Greeks and Turks the book follows the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia - a community in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacfully over the centuries and in which friendship, even love, can transcend religious differences. . When war is declared against the Allies the young men are sent to fight. As the great world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, hunger grips the town, and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed.. 1st Can Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed.

$17.50

The Black Book
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The Black Book

By Pamuk, Orhan

New York: Vintage Books, 2006. "With its cascade of beguiling stories about Istanbul, The Black Book is a brilliantly unconventional mystery. It has long been cherished by Turkish readers as the novel where Orhan Pamuk found his original voice, but it has largely been neglected by English-language raders. Now, in Maureen Freely's beautiful new translation, readers in English may encounter all its riches. (Includes an Afterword by Maureen Freely.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$12.50

The Frozen Waterfall

By Hicyilmaz,Gaye

London: Faber & Faber, 1993. Twelve-year-old Selda and her family move from Turkey to Switzerland, where Selda has to cope with a strange country and language. With determination she sets about the task of embracing a new culture, and to her surprise she forms two new friendships, neither of which proves easy to pursue.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

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