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Woman From Ankara

Zeynep Cemali

Editor: Mine Soysal

A heart warming last novel from Zeynep Cemali!


Doğa, daughter of environmentalist, idealist parents, starts to wonder about her family’s history full of secrets when she meets an old lady in the botanical garden of her parents. The story that begins with her grandfather in the 1940s starts to unfold as Doğa begings to put together the different episodes of the story. Now Doğa understands why her father and uncle are so distant to each other, and the truth behind the mysterious woman fromAnkara…

Readers of all ages enjoy books by Zeynep Cemali who left her undeniable mark on Turkish literature.She is reaching her readers with her last novel. The story built around the fluctuations between the childhood and adolescence years of Doğa, the daughter of an of environmentalist, idealist family, takes the reader to fruit orchards, flower greenhouses and family relations wrapped with love of nature. The novel relates the exceptional stories of ordinary people reminding us how prejudices can mask the truth.

Zeynep Cemali

Zeynep Cemali

Zeynep Cemali, born in 1950, proved her talent as a story writer and successfully applied her original story-telling also into her novels. She has reached readers of all ages through her books with high circulation figures. Cemali died in 2009, leaving behind her last novel Woman From Ankara.
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200 pages
120x180 mm
1st edition: 2010
14th edition: 2022
ISBN: 978-9944-717-46-5
Barcode: 978 9944 717 465


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