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Rose of Sarajevo
Rose of Sarajevo | Ayse Kulin
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From the internationally bestselling author of Last Train to Istanbul. Ever since Nimeta was a child, she'd done exactly what was expected of her. She married a responsible man she met in college, had two children, and established a busy journalism career--and there was no reason to think anything would ever change. Then one day, while reporting on a protest in Zagreb, Nimeta's life takes a dramatic turn. Not only does she lay eyes on a handsome reporter who captures her heart, but a little-known politician by the name of Slobodan Milosevic delivers a speech fanning the flames of long-dormant Serbian nationalism. As her love affair intensifies and political tensions build, Nimeta is forced to reconsider everything she thought she knew about family, love, loyalty, and humanity itself. Navigating both the new landscape of her heart and that of her beloved war-torn city, Nimeta must draw upon her deepest reserves of inner strength to keep her family safe. A moving drama set against the backdrop of the crisis that rocked the Balkans in the 1990s, Rose of Sarajevo reveals the tremendous lengths people will go to in the name of love.
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KristiAhlers
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#travelthroughreading and this time I went to #sarajevo. This story is beautifully heartbreaking. Seriously, have Kleenex handy. This tells of the war that ravaged this county. The characters, the city, all come to amazing life in this book. Truly one that leaves you with a book hangover. #springreading

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Ubookquitous
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#aprilbookshowers #womenintranslation
I have others, many already posted. Kulin is from Turkey... The title comes from the mortar shell impact craters in Sarajevo that where then filled with a red pigment creating these 'roses'.

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Nhadley
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Family members leaving to fight a war that so many see as senseless. Nimeta appears to be a woman is strong, dedicated, journalist whose a mother, a daughter, and a wife. She has done everything correct just as is expected of her until she meets Stefan who she unexpectedly fall in love with. She has to make the decision of doing what is right and doing what her heart says. #aysekulin #roseofsarajevo #war

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Liana1
Rose of Sarajevo | Ayse Kulin

The history of the Balkans and specifically the Bosnian War is "genre kryptonite" for me, so it's not too shocking that this book is ringing all my bells. Following the main character, Nimeta, you get a journalist's perspective of events as they unfold and a greater understanding of the cultural and political forces that led to the conflict with all its complications.

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