Tales from Behind the Window by Edanur Kuntman

16 Sep
tales from behind the window adanur

Four of 5 stars

First and foremost, the illustrations in this book are beautiful. They tell such a touching story that almost no words are needed. The author is telling her grandmother’s story of her arranged marriage, a marriage that appears to have been a business deal more than anything. Through the grandmother’s story we meet her brother, who was in charge of her life until money exchanged hands and she became her husband’s property. We also hear the stories of the grandmother’s childhood friend, and also the grandmother’s mother. Through these three women we meet the men of Çarşamba and understand our own history. Women’s history. Even if you have no ancestors from Turkey, these stories are part of who we are now. This book tells a story that’s been told several times before, yet it still found a way to touch my heart.

Heartfelt thanks to NetGalley for allowing me a copy in exchange for an honest review. And thanks also to the author for sharing the stories of these women, and assuring we never forget.

One Response to “Tales from Behind the Window by Edanur Kuntman”

  1. neuravinci January 7, 2020 at 12:59 am #

    This is great – I’ll have to check this one out!

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