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.