The Fiction Old and New book group will be discussing The Architect's

Apprentice by Elif Shafak, DB83286, on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.

Please join the Fiction Old and New book group as we discuss internationally acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak's engrossing historical fiction novel, "The Architect's Apprentice", DB 83286, on Friday, March 2 in the Book Nook Room. Elif Shafak is the best-known contemporary female author writing of the current and historical perspectives in Turkey. "The Architect's Apprentice" is set in the 16th century Ottoman Empire, a fascinating period where many cultures existed together in one location. In certain ways, this novel is reminiscent of the works of Charles Dickens. If you would like to hear this powerful and compelling author and human rights activist speak, here is a link to a recent interview on the BBC radio show, "Desert Island Discs".

Here is the annotation:

The architect's apprentice DB83286
Shafak, Elif. Reading time: 16 hours, 35 minutes.
Read by L.J. Ganser.
Historical Fiction
Jahan escorts Chota, a white elephant, to the palace of the Ottoman Empire's sultan. He soon becomes one of four apprentices to the chief royal architect, Sinan. As they work to build the empire, jealousies and hidden agendas interfere with relationships. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Sherry Wells

Michelle Bernstein

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018.
Time: 6:00 PM Pacific, 7:00 PM Mountain, 8:00 PM Central, 9:00 PM Eastern, and elsewhere in the world Saturday 01:00 GMT.