Anatolian Days & Nights
A Love Affair With Turkey : Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and SaintsBook
When Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner meet on the balcony of a guesthouse in a small resort town on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey they think they have only a mutual friend and a summer dream in common. Soon, they discover a shared love of travel, history, culture, cuisine, and literature, and they begin a ten-year odyssey through Turkey. Inspired by the poetry of thirteenth-century mystic Jelaluddin Rumi, Brenner and Stocke journey to central Turkey for the Whirling Dervishes Festival. A visit to a Turkish bath becomes a lesson in sensuality and patience. Their interest in the cults of the mother goddess takes them to Ephesus, the Black Sea, and east into Mesopotamia. Through intuition, experience, and a bit of serendipity, Brenner and Stocke find excitement, friendship, and love, and learn how and why Turkey--a country that holds the keys to Western Civilization--continues to grow in world importance. Travel writing with literary value, Anatolian Days and Nights will appeal to armchair travelers as well as those about to hit the road.
Publisher: Stockton, N.J. : Wild River Books, c2012.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: 956.1041 ST62
Characteristics: 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Anatolian days and nights