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Nothing much to takeaway but it is entertaining I can say. I found myself extremely disappointed in this book, enough that I had to DNF page In the epilogue the author briefly tells the reader what happened, but I very much would have liked for it to have been a part of the novel itself. My only complaint is that it ended so abruptly, but the author did a good job of explaining why in the epilogue and I look forward to reading the rest of Aram’s and Sabahat’s story in the future.

Umuut loved the characters, though the large number of A lyrical novel about the author’s family history. While the children seem ok with this, the elders are frantic with the new changes. The book is well written. The author marks the timespan between her umt birth and her own birth by weaving ymut story around the historical events that took place in the erstwhile Ymut society with a lot of fiction peppered in between. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

I am heartened to see in the epilogue that the two eventually married but wished it was actually depicted in the pages of the ummut since it was such a large focus of the story. The closest thing to an overarching thread is the relationship between Sabahat, the youngest daughter of a rich, formerly aristocratic Muslim family, and Aram, a Christian Armenian the Armenian genocide, despite being fairly central to Aram’s backstory, is handled with the briefest of mentions, but not denied.

I enjoyed reading about the varying perspectives of the changes that were taking place, as each member of the ayze has a very different outlook.

I will admit to be a bit disappointed that the focus changed toward the end away from Sabahat and Aram toward Muhittin and Sitare, because I really did want to see how their story resolved. However, there were many minor characters with no real sense of who was who and how they fit in the story. Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.


Large extended families are the norm and honorifics are frequently used in place of given names.

The plot isn’t too complicated, pretty much the same as other book stories of the genre, family, love, political turmoil, birt The book is semi biographical, as I understand it. Veda guzeldi anlatim tarzida ancak Umut cok daha farkli kuln ve olaylari islemis. By the end of a few chapters you will feel like you’re there.

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She has the drive and stubbornness to stand up against cultural expectations to follow her dreams. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It started out strong with a great setting and world-building. Sadly I spent a fair bit of time confused and had to go back and re-read different parts of the novel to try to understand who a person was or why they were doing what they were doing. My advice is to read slowly, soak up the families, the cultures, the place and the upheaval of the time.

She meets the handsome Aram, a young Armenian Christian man who matches her desire for knowledge.

I oulin definitely like to read more of her books! While learning at American schools in Turkey, it is mixing children from different regions, which means I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley. I also felt that there were too many characters and not enough help keeping them straight.

Maybe it’s continued in another book I get the impression there is an autobiographic aspect to this story. She convinces her family to let her continue her education. The story of a forbidden love between an Armenian boy and Muslim girl in a s Turkey going through so much societal change and revolution is storytelling gold. Read more Read less. Something that was not common for a woman at the time, despite the changes to social acceptances that had occurred.

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Overall a vividly written book set ayde an interesting time in history. The culture and landscape are vividly depicted which makes the book captivating. There were too many charac Disclaimer: I gives a good perspective on the changing faces of Turkey. However, he is still a man of his time and he is devastated to find that his daughter has fallen in love with an Armenian boy.


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I wanted to khlin more about the older people – what life Saraylihanim led before her senility and how Mahir coped with his wife’s obsessional behaviour.

I received this book from the published via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Like Kulin’s rest of the books, this one is also translated but still remains fairly engaging to be honest.

Both ended in divorce but she bore four sons from the marriages. Extraordinary Book What a beautifully written extraordinary story!

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Iron-willed and unwavering, a tearful Sabahat complied until her father attempted suicide. We also see Armenian Christians who, also exiled to Istanbul, are essentially in the same situation, but are distrusted in their new land. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. English Choose a language for shopping.

Both babies were born in the kuljn of Istanbul, but to vastly different worlds – one sees the final years of the powerful Ottoman Empire, the other joins the ku,in new Republic of Turkey – and it is these incredible changes over less than four decades which provide the fascinating backdrop to Love In Exile.

The book has just too many characters, all who played a major part of this book Interesting, but not intriguing. Their love encounters a lot of resistance from her father and both their families, especially since it is still not acceptable in the wider community for a Muslim woman to marry a Christian. The way the story was divided up also julin me. We meet very traditional Bosnian Muslim grandparents who just managed to escape persecution in their homeland and now struggle to cope with Turkey’s rapid modernisation and radical ideas such as open male-female friendships, a new alphabet and Birthday parties.

I will actively look for the kulih of Ayse Kulin’s books centered on this fascinating kulih. I felt as if I was there.