One Book One Marin 2012 Celebration with Michael David Lukas

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 7:00pm

Order a signed copyBook Passage, along with The Marin County Free Library, City Public Libraries of Marin County and Dominican University of California, is pleased to announce the 2012 One Book One Marin reading program with the selection of The Oracle of Stamboul (pb $13.99; hc $24.99) by Michael David Lukas. Join us for the launch of this county-wide celebration with a talk and signing by the author.
A girl changes the course of an empire in
The Oracle of Stamboul, Lukas’ lyrical novel set in 19th-century Turkey. It is beautifully written, passionate, and fragrant with political intrigue, historical upheaval and Eastern mysticism. Booklist calls this bestseller “a bold portrait of an empire precariously poised on the chasm between an old and a new world.”

Oakland-born Michael David Lukas has been a Fulbright scholar in Turkey, a proofreader in Tel Aviv, and a Rotary scholar in Tunisia. He birngs a raconteur’s sense of storytelling and a traveler’s eye for detail and history to his novel One Book One Marin provide readers with a shared reading experience that leads to open dialogue and celebrates the joy of reading. Previous authors celebrated in this program have included Isabel Allende, Amy Tan, Michael Chabon, Abraham Verghese, and Dave Eggers. For more information see


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