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Three Daughters of Eve

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  10,334 ratings  ·  1,542 reviews

Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground - an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past - and a love - Peri had tried desperately to forget.

The photograph takes Peri back

Kindle Edition, 359 pages
Published February 2nd 2017 by Penguin
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Amanda The ending has its pros and cons... it may be continued in another book or we can infer that the end has come for Peri as the situation she is in and…moreThe ending has its pros and cons... it may be continued in another book or we can infer that the end has come for Peri as the situation she is in and her last calls could be perceived as "making peace" with the past. It was a pleasure to read the novel but a little disappointing the ending.(less)

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Elyse Walters
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Am I just allowed to SCREAM to the world how TOTALLY ENJOYABLE THIS BOOK WAS TO READ? It’s soooooooooo GOOOD!!!!!! It’s incredibly- I mean INCREDIBLY ENGAGING and THOUGHT-PROVOKING!!!
It’s just SOSOSOSOSO GOOD.... I’m dying to move right into ‘discussion’.

Grab a ‘buddy’ - friend - group - and read this book ‘with them so that you will have the pleasure to discuss it. My poor husband! I’m chewing his ears off.

JUST READ THIS BOOK - don’t miss it! But, you want to know a few thin
Sara M. Abudahab
Elif Shafak never fails me.

Every time I read something for Elif I love her even more, I can understand why some people don't enjoy her books, you have to pay attention to the details, to the conversations not to the events, and that's why she is my favorite author <3 life is about the journey not the destination right? :P

In this amazing novel Elif tell the story of Peri, Shirin and Mona.
"The sinner, the believer, the confused"

Peri is a Turkish girl who was always confused about the subje
Lucy Banks
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a compelling tale of a woman, Peri (Nazperi), who gets shaken out of her stable, well-adjusted mode of upper-class living in contemporary Istanbul by a random mugging event and by the responses she surprises herself by making. Here’s the effective hook in the first sentence of the book:

It was an ordinary spring day in Istanbul, a long and leaden afternoon like so many others, when she discovered, with a hollowness in her stomach, that she was capable of killing someone.

She gets a lot of
Nada EL Shabrawi
من أجمل أعمال شافاك, رواية عن المغتربين و المذبذبين و كل من هم في منزلة الـ بين-بين.
Doug Bradshaw
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now and then when you finish a book, you get that warm feeling inside, that feeling of love and gratitude for an author who has been able to draw you into the life of another person, to explore the background and thoughts of someone from a totally different culture and upbringing, in a way that can help explain and explore some of your own deep thoughts and idiosyncrasies regarding God, religion, deep cultural beliefs, the immature jealousies of our youth, uncontrollable young love and attractio ...more
5 stars - phenomenal. It built slowly, but engagingly, and much of the unfolding and current action happens in the last 20% of the book. Riveting - so well done.

I find myself still wondering how to review it. It felt like a "different" read to me, but it certainly hit all of my high notes. Its written largely in one voice, although there is a dual storyline 14 years apart. In one storyline, a young muslim Turkish girl is conflicted about her faith and her beliefs in general, coming from a religi
Eric Anderson
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's deeply frightening and upsetting how politically divided society is at the moment. When different factions are so convinced about the certitude of their own ideas and beliefs conflict is inevitable. Religion continues to be at the centre of many battles, yet in her new novel Elif Shafak creates the character of A.Z.Azur, a controversial Oxford professor who encourages dialogue across religious belief systems as he believes that too many people suffer from what he calls “The Malady of Certai ...more
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved this book! very intelligent, interesting and well-written on subjects of great actuality and also full of wisdom in its search for knowledge, for deeper understanding of what it is to be human, to be free. an excellent narrative and interesting, multilayered characters lead the reader through the fascinating story between istanbul and oxford, from the 1980s to present time, building up and coming together beautifully in a grand finale. highly recommended.
Lamija Kljun
Moj prvi susret sa Elif Safak. Čitanje ovog romana predstavlja divno putovanje od tradicionalnog Istanbula do Oxforda, kroz perspektivu mlade Peri, koja pronalazi svoj smisao u životu, kao i smisao tuge, nesreće, ljubavi, ljudske mržnje a ponajviše religije i Boga. Divno opisani likovi, posebno glavna junakinja, koju njen profesor opisuje kao osobu koju karakterišu tri strasti: 'želja za ljubavlju, potraga za znanjem i nepodnošljivo saosjećanje s patnjama čovječanstva'. Iako ovaj roman nisam mog ...more
Noor Abd-alhadi
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
هل حقا يريد الله منا أن ننخرط في صراعات لا تنتهي حول ماهيته ووجوده وضرورة الإيمان به من عدمه؟ هل حقا يريد الله أن تستحيل الحياة مسرحا للصراعات تستلب فيه الحريات والأفكار والحيوات أيضا كي يصل أحد الطرفين أو الأطراف المنخرطة في الصراع إلى نتيجة حاسمة بشأن الله.. في معركة لا أحد يعرف متى أعطى الله التوكيل فيها لأحد كي يدافع عنه أو يتكلم باسمه؟ المنطقي أو ما يبدو كذلك أن الله خلقنا كي نجعل حياتنا وحياة من حولنا أجمل وأفضل من خلال تمسكنا بقيم تجعل حياتنا ذات معنى .. إنها معادلة بسيطة اجعل حياتك خاضعة ...more
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
دربارهی این کتاب نوشتن سخته چرا که الیف شافاک دست روی موضوع بزرگی گذاشته .
شافاک رسالت بزرگی برای خودش انتخاب کرده و در این کتاب از خدا حرف میزند.
چند بار خواستم این کتاب رو به دوستام معرفی کنم اما جلوی خودم رو گرفتم، چرا که این کتاب همونقدر که میتونه کمک کننده باشد تباه کننده است. به نظرم کسی باید سراغ این کتاب بره که به این کتاب کفایت نکنه و هیچ نتیجهی قطعیای نگیره بلکه تو این زمینه مطالعهی زیادی داشته باشه.
پنج ستاره دادم چون از تک تک صفحات لذت بردم. شخصیتها رو باورپذیر دیدم و موضوعات مطرح شد
Cititor Necunoscut
„Țara mea natală, Turcia, este o țară-fluviu, nici solidă, nici stabilă”, scria Elif Shafak în secțiunea dedicată mulțumirilor din acest volum. Cele trei fiice ale Evei este o radiografie a femeii moderne din Turcia, aflată la intersecția unor curente principale total opuse, care intră în contact cu Occidentul și încearcă mereu să se situeze între extremele societății sale. Toate acestea sunt privite prin ochii unei turcoaice laice, care trăiește și profesează în Occident, ceea ce adaugă un nou ...more
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was everything. New favourite from now on.
Rabab Al.aswad
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
¥كم هو غريب مجيء ذلك الزمن الماضي متدفقاً كالطوفان في اللحظة نفسها التي خرقت فيها الفوضى ضفاف الحاضر¥
¥وحدهم البشر يملكون وعياً.نظام إلهي، لهذا يجعلنا الله مسؤلين نحن البشر عن افعالنا¥
¥الدين حسرة المخلوق المضطهد، وقلب العالم الذي لا قلب له، وروح الظروف التي لاروح لها، انه أفيون الشعوب¥
¥ اوربيون وغربيون وروس وعرب لو انكم كنتم على دراية بهم افراداً لا فئة لأدركتم أننا كلنا سواسية من لحم وعقل بشكل او بآخر¥
¥ان الحياة تبدو حسابية ومنتظمة اكثر مما هي عليه حقاً، دقتها واضحة لكن عدم دقتها
Jennifer S. Brown
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I'm still reeling from this book. This book manages to wrap so many complex ideas--the nature of God, the complexities of Turkey as a modern nation, the struggle of being a religious feminist--in a story that is absolutely bewitching. I can only look upon this book in awe.

In a dual timeline, Peri, in 2016, attends the dinner party of a well-to-do businessman in Istanbul with her husband. But before arriving, she is mugged and nearly raped, which sends her memories reeling back to her childhood t
Даян Шаер

Имам слабост към творчеството на Елиф Шафак, но тази книга... Много е специална. Сякаш живеех и аз в нея заедно с героите й.
Всеки път си мисля, че съм видяла доста от авторката и няма с какво толкова да ме изненада, но после тя поклаща глава и ме кани в чисто нов свят на хартия и букви... магия.

“Трите дъщери на Ева” е сбор от миналото и настоящето на главната героиня. Всъщност това е и първата асоциация, която правя с нея, тъй като живота й се лашка между тези два полюса през цялата книга. Сюж
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mnogo sam se pronašla u liku Peri (senzibilna, nesigurna, introvertna... toliko se trudila biti normalna da joj nije ostalo vremena ni za šta drugo...) Svidjeli su mi se također opisi modernog Istanbula, sa svim njegovim lijepim i ružnim stranama, što je glavno knjiga me uspjela iznenaditi, nepredvidiv rasplet do samog kraja... :)


"Vjernici daju prednost odgovorima pred pitanjima, jasnoći pred neizvjesnosti. Ateisti su više - manje isti. Smiješno, ali kad je riječ o Bogu, o kojem ne znamo got
Нямам думи... Просто е страхотна! Елиф Шафак отново показва майсторството си и това, че се справя перфектно с писането в различни жанрове.
Скоро ще кача ревю на този роман, който четох доста дълго време, но в него дори и запетаите са важни!
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بی نظیر را چطور می شود توصیف کرد؟
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book drew me in right from the start and kept me engaged until the end.
Fadia Tarek
إليف ... حييبة روحى ... شكراً لك
Sara Al-ghasra
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بنات حوّاء الثلاث آخر مؤلفات الكاتبة التركية الرائعة إليف شافاق .

تقع أحداث الرواية بين فترتين زمنيتين .. الوقت الحاضر والماضي .. تستعيد فيها نازبيري ذكرياتها .. كيف كانت و ما آلت عليه .. و كيف أصبحت نسخة تماماً مما كانت تخشى أن تكونه ..

نعيش مع بيري تفاصيل حياتها منذ صغرها وعلاقتها مع والديها .. حتى تكبر وتلتحق بجامعة أوكسفورد العريقة .. فتلتقي بمنى و شيرين ..

بيري الفتاة المشوشة و الضائعة بين طرفين .. المترددة والتي تحمل الكثير من الاسئلة في ذهنها .. و الصراعات التي تنشب في نفسها لتكوين هوية خاص
Mai Laakso
Turkkilainen nykykirjailija Elif Shafak kirjoittaa huippuhienoja teoksia. Eevan kolme tytärtä on kirjailijan viides suomennettu teos. Eevan kolme tytärtä kurkottelee lähihistoriaan 1980-luvulle ja 2000-luvun alkuvuosiin, jolloin kirjan päähenkilö Peri opiskeli Oxfordissa. Nykyhetkessä Peri on 35-vuotias kolmen lapsen äiti Turkissa.
Eevan kolme tytärtä pureutuu Turkin yhteiskunnallisiin teemoihin menneessä ja nykyisyydessä. Naisen asema on suurentavan lasin alla, samoin uskonto ja sen varjossa te
A book that will linger in my mind for months or years to come.
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Po meni najbolja knjiga E.Sh. Najintenzivnija. Likovi su mi bili najupečatljiviji od svih likova iz njenih pročitanih knjiga. Mnogo sam se poistovjetila sa glavnom junakinjom Peri pa mislim da sam suviše subjektivna da bih bilo šta objektivno mogla reći o knjizi, pa po meni jest najbolja.

Peri posmatramo iz perspektive zrele žene-majka, domaćica, pomodna žena, i ma kako ona to prezirala i mislila da je iznad toga ipak nosi kvalitetni lažnjak Hermes torbe. Potreba da se uklopi, da bude normalna, d
Kada se suočimo sa situacijom u kojoj smo životno ugroženi, je li istina da nam život proleti pred očima? Sjećamo li se grešaka iz prošlosti i kajemo se zbog njih, il se pak sjećamo samo sretnih trenutaka?

Naperi Nalbantoğlu, poznatija kao Peri sada je već porodična žena, žena iz istanbulskog visokog društva. Sa svojom kćeri Deniz, kreće na otmjenu zabavu kod ugledne istanbulske porodice. Međutim, na putu do njihove kuće, suočena je sa pljačkanjem u kojoj joj je okradena torbica, sa dokumentima,
Fatima Abbas
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الهي لا اعتقد انني مررت برواية عظيمه كهذة !؟ 601 ص و لم اشعر بأي ملل و انما توق ل اكملها ل التهم الكلمات التي تحتويها هل يعقل ان يرفعك الادب و يسمو بك فوق كل شي و بماذا فقط لانك تقرأه !
ببساطه تدور الرواية عن 3 بنات كل منهن تتبنى شخصية و معتقد يختلف عن الاخرى "الاثمة المشوشة و المؤمنة " في صحبه استاذ عظيم يتناول موضوع الرب !
تدور الرواية بشكل رئيسي عن بيري المشوشة و مدى معناتها و ما يحصل لها ! في خضم هذه التجربة التي ستقلب حياتها رأساً على عقب
تتخلل الرواية مناقشات فكرية بين الطلاب جسدتها اليف ب
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Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1971. She is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey. Critics have named her as “one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Turkish and world literature”. Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and she was awarded the honorary distinction of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.
“if you are unwilling to change, do not enter into philosophical arguments” 10 likes
“God was a maze without a map, a circle without a centre; the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that never seemed to fit together. If only she could solve this mystery, she could bring meaning to senselessness, reason to madness, order to chaos, and perhaps, too, she could learn to be happy.” 8 likes
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