The Oracle of Stamboul 

This week I opened my Book Passage catalogue to find this glowing review of Michael's novel, The Oracle of Stamboul:

"Succumb to this old-fashioned compulsive read that will send you to an overstuffed armchair form which you will not extricate yourself until the final page. A brilliant 8 year-old girl is thrust into 1880 Istanbul, fleeing a village devastated by the Russian Cavalry. What follows is an adventure of epic proportions in a city steeped in atmosphere. Your imagination pulls you along and makes you want to learn more about the Ottoman Empire."
We are SO excited for him and glad he is sharing his teaching talents with our students!