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Set across Istanbul and Oxford, from the 1980s to the present day, Three Daughters of Eve is a sweeping tale of faith and friendship, tradition and modernity, love and an unexpected betrayal.

Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife and mother, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground - an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past - and a love Peri had tried desperately to forget.

The photograph takes Peri back to Oxford University, as a 19-year-old sent abroad for the first time. To her dazzling, rebellious Professor and his life-changing course on God. To the house she shares with her two best friends, Shirin and Mona, and their arguments about identity, Islam and feminism. And finally, to the scandal that tore them all apart.

Shirin, Peri and Mona, they were the most unlikely of friends. They were the Sinner, the Believer and the Confused.

©2017 Elif Shafak (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Trademark dynamic writing style

Excellently narrated. A compelling protagonist that explores themes of faith and doubt in a richly nuanced manner. Top 3 favorites of Shafak's body of work.

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Review 3 daughters of Eve

I am a fan of Elif Safak in general, her writing style, the way she approaches to narrate the stories in her novels. The storyline in this novel did not talk to me much. Furthermore, the narrator’s attempt switching to “turkish” accent did take away from the novel and listening experience for me. I would rather her speak without the accent.

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One Superb Read! A Must!

A superlative novel that portrays brutal honesty and whimsy equally and artfully. The characters are as complex as the well scribed plot. I’d recommend this beautifully crafted book to readers who love history and fact and people and good reads. You will be moved and challenged. Worth the endeavor!

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Completely satisfying in every way

This was such a rich listening/reading experience. I felt much smarter about Islam, Oxford and philosophy when I finished. The ending is a bit of a letdown, but that did not spoil the fun.

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Awesome book

I love reading every single word written by Elif Shafak. I get a feeling of elation/thrill by reading some of her beautiful/poetic statements. This book gave many opportunities for such feelings of elation. Loved the book!

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excellent

beautiful exploration of uncertainty and faith. relationships. aging. being the child and the parent. in the end, I wonder about her daughter. Was her daughter injured in the explosion? Did she think to reach out to her children as she thinks she might be dying.

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Exquisitely written 🎉🎉🎉📚📚📚📖📖📖

Characters and fully developed plots created a book that I found almost impossible to stop reading. This book chronicled three ladies lives and their time before and after attending Oxford. This book 📚 is a must read 💎 gem. 💃💃☀️☀️🏡🏡🗺🗺⭐️⭐️ I want a sequel to this book, please. 💭💭👩‍🏫👩‍🏫👩‍🏫🗺🗺🗺🎉🎉🎉💕💕