The book that I chose to feature this month is The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas. The novel takes place primarily in Stamboul (the modern day city of Istanbul) at the end of the 1800s when the Ottoman Empire is nearing its end. It is the story of a young girl named Eleonora who is born a few years earlier in the summer of 1877 in the town of Constanta on the Black Sea while the town was under attack by the Russian cavalry.
A review of The Love of My Youth by Mary Gordon
I love to read, I love to travel and I love to read about travel so beginning this month I will feature a travel-related book each month. It may be a guide book, a travel memoir, or a novel set in an interesting locale so long as it relates to travel in some way.
Review of Words in a French Life by Kristin Espinasse.
The top 10 places that I would like to take my kids before they grow up.
Books are an essential part of the vacation planning process.