The Lovers

The Lovers

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Yvonne, a recently widowed American mother of two grown children, returns to Datça, Turkey, to relive memories of a happier time, but instead is troubled by her past and finds solace in her friendship with Ahmet, a young local boy.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060828394
0060828390
Call Number: F VIDA VEN
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 22 cm

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brangwinn
Aug 07, 2015

Yvonne, a widow, returns to the small Turkish village where she and her husband spent their honeymoon. Her daughter is an alcoholic; her son has just been proposed to by a wealthy woman. Yvonne is determined to find her way alone. But what happens in this village connects her to Turkey in ways she didn’t expect, including her conviction that she is responsible for a boy’s death. It is worth reading if only to question your own ability to be as independent and determined as Yvonne

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pammiedawn
Oct 27, 2012

I enjoyed this novel about a fifysomething woman reflecting about relationships in her life while in Turkey. Very well written. I want to read more of Vida's work.

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