Three Daughters of Eve – Elif Shafak

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 to Oxford University, as an eighteen year old sent abroad for the first time. To her dazzling, rebellious Professor and his life-changing course on God. To her home with her two best friends, Shirin and Mona, and their arguments about Islam and femininity. And finally, to the scandal that tore them all apart.

I received this book free from the publisher via netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

Without even delving into the scandal that rocks this novel, it’s incredibly intriguing, attention grabbing and most of all, thought provoking.

Three Daughters of Eve touches quite heavily on religion, faith, identity and culture. The characters are all incredibly diverse and intense in their beliefs and ideas which makes for great conflict and debate. This novel will have you questioning your own beliefs through-out. Whether it only solidifies them or makes you ask more questions than you had before.

Three Daughters of Eve is incredibly well written, well paced and is an all around excellent read.

Whether you’re into history, culture, religion, scandal, or stories of self growth, you need to get a copy of this book.

Plus the cover is stunning! Imagine the bookstagram photos!

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