The Resource The oracle of Stamboul: : a novel, Michael David Lukas, (electronic resource)

The oracle of Stamboul: : a novel, Michael David Lukas, (electronic resource)

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The oracle of Stamboul: : a novel
Title
The oracle of Stamboul:
Title remainder
a novel
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Michael David Lukas
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Language
eng
Summary
An elegantly crafted, utterly enchanting debut novel set in a mystical, exotic world, in which a gifted young girl charms a sultan and changes the course of an empire's history Late in the summer of 1877, a flock of purple-and-white hoopoes suddenly appears over the town of Constanta on the Black Sea, and Eleonora Cohen is ushered into the world by a mysterious pair of Tartar midwives who arrive just minutes before her birth. "They had read the signs, they said: a sea of horses, a conference of birds, the North Star in alignment with the moon. It was a prophecy that their last king had given on his deathwatch." But joy is mixed with tragedy, for Eleonora's mother dies soon after the birth. Raised by her doting father, Yakob, a carpet merchant, and her stern, resentful stepmother, Ruxandra, Eleonora spends her early years daydreaming and doing housework-until the moment she teaches herself to read, and her father recognizes that she is an extraordinarily gifted child, a prodigy. When Yakob sets off by boat for Stamboul on business, eight-year-old Eleonora, unable to bear the separation, stows away in one of his trunks. On the shores of the Bosporus, in the house of her father's business partner, Moncef Bey, a new life awaits. Books, backgammon, beautiful dresses and shoes, markets swarming with color and life-the imperial capital overflows with elegance, and mystery. For in the narrow streets of Stamboul-a city at the crossroads of the world-intrigue and gossip are currency, and people are not always what they seem. Eleonora's tutor, an American minister and educator, may be a spy. The kindly though elusive Moncef Bey has a past history of secret societies and political maneuvering. And what is to be made of the eccentric, charming Sultan Abdulhamid II himself, beleaguered by friend and foe alike as his unwieldy, multiethnic empire crumbles? The Oracle of Stamboul is a marvelously evocative, magical historical novel that will transport readers to another time and place-romantic, exotic, yet remarkably similar to our own
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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Lukas, Michael David
Dewey number
813/.6
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fiction
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Read by Mozhan Marno
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1980-
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  • Marnò, Mozhan
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  • Girls
  • Oracles
  • Sultans
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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adult
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The oracle of Stamboul: : a novel, Michael David Lukas, (electronic resource)
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MWT11587476
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 42 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780062027375
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MWT11587476
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11587476
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The oracle of Stamboul: : a novel, Michael David Lukas, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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MWT11587476
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 42 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062027375
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587476
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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11587476
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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