Wild River Books Announces the Release of a Timely, Deeply Moving and Entertaining Memoir of Friendship and Travel through one of the World’s Most Fascinating Countries
July 1, 2012
For Immediate Release – July 1, 2012
Media Contact: Amy Constantine
Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints
When Angie Brenner and Joy Stocke meet on a balcony of a guesthouse in a small resort town on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, little do they know that their lives are about to change. Soon, they discover a shared love of travel, history, culture, cuisine, and literature, and begin a ten-year-odyssey through one of the world’s most fascinating and misunderstood countries.
From vibrant, cosmopolitan Istanbul to the heart of Mesopotamia, Brenner, single and a former travel bookstore owner; and Stocke, wife, mother and writer, take their readers on an unforgettable journey of discovery, dispelling the myth that adventure travel is only for the young. Using intuition, experience, and a bit of serendipity, Stocke and Brenner find excitement, friendship, love, and answers to questions about the roots of religions and politics in the most unlikely of places.
Anatolian Days and Nights is an intimate, clear-eyed view of a fascinating country. Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner have captured the contradictions of modern day Turkey, while exposing the complex web of history at the heart of our human story. This book will make you want to grab your bags and hop the next flight to Istanbul.
— Alan Drew, author of Gardens of Water
In their touching, often humorous memoir, Anatolian Days & Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner write vividly about their journeys through one of the world’s most vibrant countries. The landscape and people slip beneath your skin until you are no longer sure whether you’ve become a part of Turkey or whether Turkey has become a part of you. As a frequent visitor to Turkey, I applaud Stocke and Brenner for skillfully weaving a tale that leaves me yearning to return.
— Harriet Mayor Fulbright, President of Harriet Fulbright College, and Widow of Senator J. William Fulbright, Founder of the Fulbright Scholarship Program
Authors are available for book signings, lectures, and book club groups (in person and via SKYPE) to discuss a variety of subjects:
– The Anatolian Days and Nights Journey: An intimate portrait of a country as experienced by women who travel “where angels fear to tread.”
– How women travel differently than men: The rewards of traveling with women friends.
– Traveling in a Muslim country after 911. The unexpected warmth of Anatolian culture.
– Turkish Highlights: Rituals of the Turkish Bath 21st Century-style, Romance on the Bosporus, A Link to 15th Century Spain in the Grand Bazaar, Children with Ancient Bones new the World’s First Church, A Kurdish poet on the shores of Lake Van.
– Ethnic Turkey: The cultures of the Ottomans – Greek, Armenian, Jewish, Kurdish.
– Search for the Mother Goddess: Religion’s earliest roots and how those stories resonate today.
– Turkish Cuisine: Into Turkish kitchens. Recipes that make Turkey one of the world’s top three cuisines.
– The Whirling Dervishes: And their roots of Sufism and the vision of mystic poet, Rumi.
For more information and booking arrangements, contact: Amy Constantine, 856-786-2243
Wild River Books: P.O. Box 53, Stockton, NJ 08559
Authors’ Website: www.anatoliandaysandnights.com
Angie Brenner: firstname.lastname@example.org Joy Stocke: email@example.com
July 1, 2012
In 2006, Kimberly Nagy founded Wild River Review with Joy E. Stocke; and in 2009, they founded Wild River Consulting & Publishing, LLC. With more than twenty years in the field of publishing, Nagy specializes in market outreach and digital media strategies as well as crafting timeless articles and interviews. She edits many of the writers who appear in the pages of Wild River Review, as well as clients from around the world.
Kimberly Nagy is a poet, professional writer, and dedicated reader who has interviewed a number of leading thinkers, including Academy-Award winning filmmaker, Pamela Tanner Boll, MacArthur Genius Award-winning Edwidge Danticat, historian James McPherson, playwright Emily Mann, biologist and novelist, Sunetra Gupta and philosopher Alain de Botton.
Nagy is an author, editor and professional storyteller. She received her BA in history at Rider University where she was influenced by professors who stressed works of literature alongside dates and historical facts–as well as the importance of including the perspectives of women and minorities in the historical record. During a period in which she fell in love with writing and research, Nagy wrote an award-winning paper about the suppression of free speech during World War I, and which featured early 20th century feminist and civil rights leader, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.
Nagy continued her graduate studies at University of Connecticut, Storrs, where she studied with Dr. Karen Kupperman, an expert in early contact between Native Americans and the first European settlers. Nagy wrote her Masters thesis, focusing on the work of the first woman to be accepted into the Connecticut Historical Society as well as literary descriptions of Native Americans in Connecticut during the 19th century. Nagy has extensive background and interest in anthropological, oral history and cultural research.
After graduate school, Nagy applied her academic expertise to a career in publishing, in which she worked for two of the world’s foremost publishers—Princeton University Press and W.W. Norton—as well as at Thomson, Institutional Investor Magazine, Routledge UK, and Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic.
Kimberly Nagy in this Edition
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