Mapmaker's Daughter by Katherine Nouri HughesMapmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Nouri Hughes

Thanks to Deb Zipf of Meryl Moss Media, Inc., I am giving away one print copy of TheMapmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Nouri Hughes .

Description of Mapmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Nouri Hughes

A woman who wielded extraordinary authority over a vast realm, who influenced the course of astronomy, and who – uniquely among women – upheld an empire’s most important law, has been almost lost to history – until now.

Queen Mother Nurbanu, one of the first of these powerful women, is determined to understand how her bond with the greatest of all Ottoman sultans, Suleiman the Magnificent, has shaped her destiny – not only as the wife of his successor, but as the appointed enforcer of one of the Empire’s most crucial and shocking laws.

Nurbanu spares nothing as she dissects the desires and motives that have propelled and harmed her; as she considers her role as devoted and manipulative mother; as she reckons her relations with the women of the Harem; and, as she details the fate of the most sophisticated observatory in the world. Nurbanu sets out to “see” the causes and effects of her loves and choices, and she succeeds by means of unflinching candor—right up to the last shattering revelation.

Praise for Mapmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Nouri Hughes

“A fascinating evocation of the major players of the Ottoman renaissance.”  – Kirkus

“The Mapmaker’s Daughter is an immersive, beautifully-woven narrative that dissects the paradoxes of female power and the particularities of the 16th century Ottoman Empire.” – Dr. Amanda Foreman, author of ‘Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire’ and  ‘A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War.’

“When the fiction is good, the history is usually distorted, and on the rare occasions when the history is good, the fiction is usually less interesting than the straight historical narrative. This novel is a remarkable exception…part history, part fiction, it is enthralling.” – Bernard Lewis, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, Princeton University

About Katherine Nouri HughesMapmaker's Daughter by Katherine Nouri Hughes

KATHERINE NOURI HUGHES, Iraqi-Irish by birth, attended Princeton University where she received a Masters Degree in Near Eastern Studies and where she serves on that department’s advisory council. She has published two books on k-12 education, was a communications executive in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, and serves on the boards of the American University in Cairo, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and WNET/13, the public television station.

She lives in Princeton, New Jersey and has two daughters and two grandchildren. The Mapmaker’s Daughter is her first novel.

Giveaway of Mapmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Nouri Hughes

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