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Feb Book club: Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin

"Take a dollop of Alfred Hitchcock, a dollop of Patricia Highsmith, throw in some Great

International bestseller by one of Turkey’s most beloved authors

As the daughter of one of Turkey’s last Ottoman pashas, Selva could win the heart of any man in Ankara. Yet the spirited young beauty only has eyes for Rafael Alfandari, the handsome Jewish son of an esteemed court physician. In defiance of their families, they marry, fleeing to Paris to build a new life.

But when the Nazis invade France and begin rounding up Jews, the exiled lovers will learn that nothing—not war, not politics, not even religion—can break the bonds of family. For after they learn that Selva is but one of their fellow citizens trapped in France, a handful of brave Turkish diplomats hatch a plan to spirit the Alfandaris and hundreds of innocents, many of whom are Jewish, to safety. Together, they must traverse a war-torn continent, crossing enemy lines and risking everything in a desperate bid for freedom. From Ankara to Paris, Cairo, and Berlin, Last Train to Istanbul is an uplifting tale of love and adventure from Turkey’s beloved bestselling novelist Ayşe Kulin

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  • Barbara P.

    I have not been able to find the book. Is there another name this is under?

    January 16, 2014

    • desiree

      I bought on kindle 3.99

      January 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was harder to find. The library does not have it. I ordered on amazon also. Unfortunately I will be out of town for this meetup :( See you all next month!

      January 27, 2014

  • Clarke

    I bought it on amazon, if that helps

    January 16, 2014

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