ATA-DC Book Club invites you to a book presentation of Engin Inel Holmstrom’s new novel, House of Daughters.
6:00 pm Social Hour (with refreshments)
6:30 pm Introduction, Presentation and Q&A
7:30 pm Book signing
8:00 pm End of program
Inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Holmstrom's novel focuses on the five unmarried daughters of an Ottoman family living in Istanbul during the early 1920s when the city is under the occupation of Allied Forces. Eligible young men are fighting in the Turkish War of Independence and Ataturk is trying to build a new government in Ankara. This is a time of great change for the Turks.
Holmstrom skillfully presents the challenges facing the country both at the national and personal level. As the country evolves, so does Emin Efendi’s family, each in his or her own way becoming a more active and involved citizen of the new Turkey. In this respect, Holmstrom’s versions differ from Jane Austen’s characters. Holmstrom takes them out of the drawing room and throws them into the middle of an epic nation-building effort.
the book will be available for purchase at the event. The author will sign books after the presentation.
The book presentation will take place at the offices of Turkish Coalition of America, 1510 H Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC, Friday, April 13th, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Refreshments will be served.
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