Book Reviews of Halide's Gift: A Novel

Halide's Gift: A Novel
Halide's Gift A Novel
Author: Frances Kazan
ISBN-13: 9780375759970
ISBN-10: 0375759972
Publication Date: 9/10/2002
Pages: 376
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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I read this book a while back, so I might not remember everything clearly, but I do know that I really liked it because of the point of view (a fictionalized biography of a real feminist political leader) and the setting (turn of the century Turkey, with wonderful glimpses at the last of the old world life and culture of Istanbul). That was the really fascinating stuff. What did I not like? It got kinda hokey as the novel went along, and the ends were tied up too hastily for the book to be satisfying enough. So overall, the two things sort of balanced out into a so-so book.
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A book about a subject that I knew very little about. It gave me insight into modern women's culture in some middle eastern countries.