5 Three Daughters of Eve

5 Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak

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Staff recommendation: Set in Istanbul and Oxford from the 1980s to the present, this novel delves into the history of three young women and their rebellious university professor. Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife and mother, has her handbag snatched as she is stalled in traffic en route to a dinner party and a photograph of the four falls to the ground. Memories of the past that she has tried to put behind her emerge to envelop her throughout the lavish dinner party. Peri tries to resolve the painful issues that have haunted her since the scandal that tore their friendship apart while the party guests are caught up in the complexities of life in a strife torn Turkey.