Books by Elif Shafak (6)


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

Rating: 4 (11 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

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Honor

Honour by Elif Shafak EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
An honor killing shatters and transforms the lives of Turkish immigrants in 1970s London in this novel from the author of The Island of Missing Trees (a Reese's Book Club pick) Internationally bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak’s new novel is a dramatic tale of families, love, and misunderstandings that follows the destinies of twin sisters born in a Kurdish village. While Jamila stays to become a midwife, Pembe follows her Turkish husband, Adem, to London, where they hope to make new lives for themselves and their children. In London, they face a choice: stay loyal to the old traditions o... continue

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L'architecte et le sultan

L'architecte et le sultan by Elif Shafak FR

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Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
Istanbul, XVIe siècle. Le jeune Jahan débarque dans cette ville inconnue avec pour seul compagnon un magnifique éléphant blanc qu'il est chargé d'offrir au sultan Soliman le Magnifique. En chemin, il rencontrera des courtisans trompeurs et des faux amis, des gitans, des dompteurs d'animaux ainsi que la belle et espiègle Mihrimah. Il attirera bientôt l'attention de l'architecte royal, Sinan : une rencontre fortuite qui va changer le cours de son existence. Au coeur de l'Empire ottoman, quand Istanbul était le c... continue

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The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
In her second novel written in English, one of Turkey's most acclaimed and outspoken writers confronts her country's violent past in a vivid and colorful tale about the tangled histories of two families.
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The Forty Rules of Love

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak EN

Rating: 4 (2 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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The Island of Missing Trees

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak EN

Rating: 5 (6 votes)
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. The taverna is the only place that Kostas and Defne can meet in secret, hidden beneath the blackened beams from which hang garlands of garlic and chilli peppers, creeping honeysuckle, and in the centre, growing through a cavity in the roof, a fig tree. The fig tree witnesses their hushed, happy meetings; their silent, surreptitious departures. The fig tree is there, too, when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas ... continue