Three Daughters of Eve
by Elif Shafa
Praise For This Book:
Elif Shafak's new novel reveals such a timely confluence of today's issues that it seems almost clairvoyant . . . The author, who now lives in London, speaks in a multivalent voice that captures the roiling tides of diverse cultures . . . Shafak takes a passionate, athletic approach to the novel of ideas . . . There are novels you want to cherish in the sanctity of your own adoration, and then there are novels you feel impatient to talk about with others. Press 'Three Daughters of Eve' on a friend or your book club for a great conversation about this flammable era we live in now.” – Washington Post

“Turkey's best-known female novelist, Elif Shafak, has been building a body of work that needles her country's historical amnesia . . . The ways in which an unresolved past can fuel present-day tensions is the subject of Shafak's vivid and timely eighth novel.” – Vogue

“A beautifully rendered tale of homeland and faith.” – Marie Claire

“Safak is one of Turkey's most popular novelists, and her fiction and nonfiction has been translated around the world. Three Daughters of Eve, her 10th novel, takes place in contemporary Istanbul, but looks back on an earlier era, as Peri, a wealthy housewife, recalls her friendship with two fellow students at Oxford University. Together, these three young women became close through their studies, debating the role of women in Islam, and falling under the influence of a charismatic but controversial professor. The scandal that broke them apart still haunts Peri.” – The Millions, "Most Anticipated"

“Rich and complex . . . Shafak explores themes of feminity and spirituality and extremism and political oppression in a way that feels thoughtful and refreshing.” – Harpers Bazaar

“This is a truly modern novel--about the way we are shaped by politics, including freedom of expression and political repression, but also by our personal relationships.” – Sadiq Khan, Financial Times, "Best Books of 2017"

“From Turkish writer Elif Shafak, Three Daughters of Eve follows a wealthy woman in Istanbul whose university friendships become touchstones as she navigates politics of Islam and feminism.” – San Diego Magazine, "5 Books to Read in December"

“Shafaq has masterfully created equally lush portraits of warm and complicated Istanbul and cold and collected Oxford. . . . Three Daughters of Eve is a marvelous lesson in multiculturalist angst, the clash between modernity and tradition, and the vicissitudes of personal struggle. A must-read that entertains and informs without preaching.” – New York Journal of Books

“Shafak is a brilliant chronicler of the ills that plague contemporary society and once again proves her mettle.” – Booklist

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