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Journal of Middle East Womens' Studies reviews
"A supremely feminine book. It can be dipped into at any point, but there is a rhythm and progression to the presentation of these episodes, so that reading...
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Perceptive Travel Online Magazine reviews
Tales from the Expat Harem is a lovingly produced book that probably gives a more rounded, fully fleshed-out view of Turkey than any book has managed before. It...
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Globe and Mail, Canada reviews
In this collection of essays, 29 foreign women share their tales of conflict and discovery in Turkey. Spanning four decades and most of the country's regions,...
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Daily Telegraph, UK reviews
'Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey' Ed. Anastasia M Ashman and Jennifer Eaton GökmenSeal Women's Travel293 pages, paperback, £8.99 This is...
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The Ancient Rain
Kirkus Reviews reviews
*"This brilliantly imagined version of real events packs an emotional wallop genre fiction rarely delivers."   Kirkus Reviews *Starred Review*
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National Geographic Traveler Online reviews
Tales from the Expat Harem, edited by Anastasia Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gokmen (Seal Press, 2006)Follow the journeys of 29 women as they discover Turkey and its...
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International Herald Tribune reviews
"Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey" This compilation of real-life stories, edited by Istanbul residents Anastasia Ashman and...
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Broken Colors
Midwest Book Review reviews
FIVE STARS Broken ColorsMichele ZackheimEuropa Editions116 East 16th Street, 12th floor, New York, NY 100039781933372372, $14.95 www.europaeditions.com 1-800-283-...
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The Globe & Mail reviews
And so begins Ross's gripping story, filled with the stuff of spy thrillers. At various times, his remarkable tale has him racing down Germany's Autobahn with an...
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Creative Loafing reviews
Scott Owens has produced a more satisfying book in The Persistence of Faith.  There are some unforgettable imaginative feats in this thin tome.  Almost all occur...
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Anh's Anger
The New Yorker reviews
"Promotes deep breathing as the ideal way to regain control during a tantrum."
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Love Romance Passion reviews
Spear’s latest novel is bursting with romance, suspense, and heart-pounding excitement! Here are some things I enjoyed: There’s a scene, where Cameron runs a...
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Seriously Reviewed reviews
Review: WHEW!!! What a thrilling, engaging, wonderful ride. Ms Spear does such a great job in her telling of a good story that you really feel like you are right...
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NPR: ON POINT reviews
You’ve got to have friends, as Bette Midler sang back in the ‘70s. But not many people hold on to their friendships for four decades, and counting....
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Huffington Post reviews
The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship by Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow tells the remarkable story of the 40-year...
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Penguin.com reviews
Meet the Ames Girls: eleven childhood friends who formed a special bond growing up in Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eight different states, yet managed...
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A Tale of Three Cities
AT HOME PLATE reviews
The 1962 season will be remembered fondly by baseball fans. Five years after leaving New York, the Dodgers and Giants hooked up for a great division race. The two...
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Eposic.org reviews
POW!erful Tales is not about the art—it's about the stories, and the stories are very good indeed. Buy it for the stories. I always wanted to be a superhero, and...
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THE DOWRY BRIDE
Romance Reviews Today reviews
THE DOWRY BRIDE is Shobhan Bantwal's first novel, and it's an incredible beginning. Writing of her native land, Ms. Bantwal has given western readers a peek into a...
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The Possibility of Everything
Guernica Magazine reviews
Hope Edelman’s memoir, The Possibility of Everything, out this week, wooed me completely. Edelman, who wrote Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers, best...
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