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Michael David Lukas

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Michael David Lukas has been a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, a late-shift proofreader in Tel Aviv, and a Rotary Scholar in Tunisia. A graduate of Brown University and the University of Maryland, his writing has been published in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Slate, National Geographic Traveler, and the Georgia Review. He has received scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Elizabeth George Foundation. When he isn’t writing, he teaches creative writing to third and fourth graders.

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when you protect something, no matter what it is, it becomes your own.

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“She hadn't lied. She hadn't betrayed anyone's trust; still, she felt she had done something wrong. Or rather, she had not yet done the right thing. Was there a difference between these two sins?”
Michael David Lukas, The Oracle of Stamboul

“With every choice, even the choice of inactivity, we must shut the door to a host of alternate futures. Each step we take along the path of fate represents a narrowing of potential, the death of a parallel world. The path of fate was more like a tunnel, and it was constricting about her with ever step she took.”
Michael David Lukas, The Oracle of Stamboul

“You are a very special child," the old handmaid said, stroking Eleonora's hair. "You know that don't you?"

Eleonora mumbled a yes.

"You know you are special, but I think that you aren't sure how."

She nodded. That was, indeed, the crux of it.”
Michael David Lukas, The Oracle of Stamboul

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Hira I am currently reading "The Oracle of Stamboul" and am about 1/3 of the way through - and I must say, I am thoroughly impressed. I love your characterization of Eleanora, and I am loving the steady pace at which the story is progressing, thus far. Also, I must say, the cover of the book is absolutely beautiful and mesmerizing, as well as the feel of the parchment-like paper also gives a unique, era-inspired feel to the novel. Thank you for writing this gem! :)


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