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44 popular turkish books
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 (12 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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A Carpet Ride to Khiva : Seven Years on the Silk Road by Christopher Aslan Alexander EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
The Silk Road conjures up images of the exotic and the unknown, but whereas most travellers simply pass along it Chris Alexander chose to live there. 'A Carpet Ride to Khiva' is his personal account of life in an immensely alluring walled city in a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan.

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A mulher ruiva by Orhan Pamuk PT

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
O vencedor do Nobel Orhan Pamuk retorna à arte do romance com a instigante história de um garoto abandonado pelo pai. Ao se jogar em caminhos imprevisíveis, ele se aproxima de um cavador de poços e tem sua vida impactada por um incidente envolvendo uma misteriosa mulher ruiva. Anos depois ele é capaz de revisitar a cena e desvelar segredos desse passado. Orhan Pamuk nos põe na pele de Cem, jovem de classe-média abandonado pelo pai que deixa seu cotidiano ordinário para se tornar aprendiz de um pobre cavador de poços que busca encontrar água em uma planície desolada. Eles trabalham arduamente s... continue

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A Strangeness in My Mind

A strangeness in my mind by Orhan Pamuk EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
At a family wedding Mevlut catches sight of a girl with whom he falls in love. After a secret courtship of letters passed via his cousin, she agrees to elope with him, and on a dark night the two come together for the first time. As they rush to catch a train to Istanbul, Mevlut realises he has been misled. But the die is cast, and the situation will determine the rest of his days. Over the next four decades in Istanbul, Mevlut works various jobs to support his loving wife and family; work that gives him a special perspective on his rapidly changing city and the people who live there. And ever... continue

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At the Breakfast Table

At the Breakfast Table by Defne Suman EN

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Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
Told from four different perspectives, At the Breakfast Table is a story of hidden histories and family secrets, from the author of The Silence of Scheherazade. Buyukada, Turkey, 2017. In the glow of a late summer morning, family gather for the 100th birthday of the famous artist Shirin Saka. It ought to be a time of fond reminiscence, looking back on a long and fruitful artistic career, on memories spanning almost a century. But the deep past is something Shirin has spent a lifetime trying to conceal. Her grandchildren, Nur and Fikret, and great-grandchild, Celine, do not know what she's hidi... continue

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Çalıkuşu by Reşat Nuri Güntekin TR

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Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
Reşat Nuri Güntekin'in 1922 yılında ilk kez Vakit gazetesinde tefrika edilen en tanınmış eseridir. Fransız Lisesi mezunu gencecik, delişmen bir kız olan Feride'nin serüveni yaşadığı derin bir hayal kırıklığı sonrasında nişanlısını, ailesini İstanbul'da bırakarak Anadolu'nun küçük bir köyüne öğretmen olmasıyla başlar. Daha sonra bu köyü diğer kasabalar, şehirler izler. Önceleri her gittiği yerde Kurtuluş Savaşı'nın etkileri görülür, güç koşulların, sefaletin izlerine rastlanır. Sonraları... continue

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Cold Nights of Childhood by Tezer Özlü EN

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Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
The narrator of Cold Nights of Childhood grows up in a rapidly changing Turkey, where the atmosphere is nationalist, patriarchal, technocratic. As a misfit in search of freedom, love and happiness, she escapes to Berlin, is overcome by depression on her return, and trapped in a psychiatry clinic for five years. After electroshock therapy and inhumane treatment, she is released into the care of friends and family, making tentative steps in a halting journey towards recovery.In her unique, unstructured style, Tezer Özlü explores the extremity of her inner life and the painful pleasures of memory... continue

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Dawn : Stories by Selahattin Demirtas EN

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Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
A new book from Sarah Jessica Parker’s imprint, SJP for Hogarth: Written from behind bars, the unforgettable collection from one of Turkey’s leading politicians and most powerful storytellers. In this essential collection, Selahattin Demirtaş’s arresting stories capture the voices of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. A cleaning lady is caught up in a violent demonstration on her way to work. A five-year-old girl attempts to escape war-torn Syria with her mother by boat. A suicide bombing shatters a neighborhood in Aleppo. And in the powerful story, 'Seher', a young factory wo... continue


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De nootjes van het huwelijk

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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