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ATA-DC Book Club Event featuring Dr. Engin Holmstrom and her book "Loveswept​", a cross-cult​ural story from the 1950s Turkey

1526 18th Street NW Washington, DC 20036
November 21, 2013 (06:15 PM - 08:15 PM)

ATA-DC kindly invites you to our next book club event featuring Dr. Engin Inel Holmstrom and her first novel “Loveswept” which takes place during the 1950s Turkey. The book was published in the United States in Nov 2011.

6:15pm Refreshments and Socializing
6:50pm Introduction
7:00pm Speech by Dr. Engin Holmstrom
7:20pm Q&A and Discussion
7:50pm Book Signing
8:15pm End of Event

Copies of the book will be available for purchase during the event.

This event is supported by ATAA.

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About the Speaker/Author: Engin Inel Holmstrom
A long time Turkish community leader, former ATA-DC president and ATAA Trustee Dr. Engin Inel Holmstrom published her first novel "Loveswept" which is a cross-cultural romance taking place during the social and political turmoil of 1950s Turkey.

Engin Inel Holmstrom was born and raised in Turkey. She graduated from the American College for Girls in Arnavutköy, Istanbul and received her masters and doctorate degrees in Sociology from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Engin has over fifty professional publications, mostly dealing with higher education and public policy. She has lectured widely in the United States on issues concerning Turkish women, gender equality and Atatürk's reforms.
Her hobby is painting. Retired now, she lives in Leesburg, Virginia with her husband and two cats.
About the Book: Loveswept: A Cross-Cultural Romance of 1950s Turkey
How long should a girl hold onto her first love? A beautiful Turkish girl, a handsome English merchant marine, a sympathetic American and a cheating husband....

Loveswept is a cross-cultural romance taking place during the social and political turmoil of 1950s Turkey where the line between state and mosque becomes blurred and American dollars flood the country. Postwar Ankara is a place of daily intrigue where corruption and romance could bring happiness and disaster.

Neri is an educated young woman caught between East and West, tradition and modernity, loyalty and desire in a Muslim country undergoing great social and cultural changes. She is a woman of contradictions: innocent and traditional, yet Westernized, rebellious and ambitious who dares to seek both excitement and happiness...but at what cost?

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