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Katherine Nouri Hughes

Is Your Book Club Looking for Ideas? Here Are Four

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Here’s something to talk about at your next book club! BookTrib.com‘s new deal with the Girly Book Club sends 4 book club worthy reads from select publishers to 50 U.S. book clubs every month. BookTrib’s Jim Alkon describes the four titles in the program’s inaugural package. Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways! Books in this episode: The Mapmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Nouri Huges Eight Goodbyes by Christine Brae The Drum That Beats Within Us by Mike Bond Darling Girl by Terry H. Watkins BookTrib is a community of readers created by Meryl Moss Media.

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“The Mapmaker’s Daughter” Sheds a New Light on History

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The Mapmaker’s Daughter (Delphinium Books) is one of the charter participants this month in BookTrib’s Book Club Booster Program with The Girly Book Club. Here’s a BookTrib Q&A with author Katherine Nouri Hughes  shortly after the book debuted last year. In her debut novel, The Mapmaker’s Daughter, Katherine Nouri Hughes gives insight into the historical tale of Cecilia Baflo Veniero, later known as Nurbanu, Queen Mother of the Ottoman Sultans. In a dramatic deathbed confessional, Nurbanu recounts a tragic life story from her beginnings as an illegitimately born child who was abandoned by both parents despite being given both the advantages of her mother’s intellect and her father’s nobility. Her relationship with Suleiman the Magnificent and the birth of their…

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Can’t Get Enough of the Big News? Here Are Some More Royal Reads!

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From now until the big day next spring, we look forward to all the updates on wedding details and invitation lists for the British royal family when Prince Harry Weds Meghan Markle! Because we’re obsessed with royalty (The Princess Diaries is a big subject of discussion in the office today), we thought we’d bring you a special list of books on royal families all over the world and some families whose names are like royalty. Learn about the royals of Monaco, Jordan, and more. Become immersed in the world of royalty… if only for a little while: Diana: Her True Story – in Her Own Words, Andrew Morton What list on royalty wouldn’t start out with Princess Diana? She captured the hearts and…

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Strength of a Woman: Katherine Nouri Hughes’ ‘The Mapmaker’s Daughter’ Sheds a New Light on History

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Katherine Nouri Hughes is Iraqi-Irish by birth. Graduating from Princeton University with a Masters Degree in Near Eastern Studies, Hughes has published two books on K-12 education.  Formerly a communications executive in the public and private sectors, Hughes  serves on the boards of the American University in Cairo, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and public television station, WNET/13. Hughes was married to former U.S. Attorney and Attorney General of New Jersey Robert Del Tufo, who passed away in 2016. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey  and remains an active force at her alma mater, Princeton University’s Near Eastern Studies department as a member of the advisory council. Hughes and has two daughters and two grandchildren. In her debut novel, The Mapmaker’s Daughter, Hughes…

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DIY MFA: Sitting in with Katherine Nouri Hughes

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This week, Gabriela Pereira sits down with Katherine Nouri Hughes to speak with her about her newest novel that is about to hit stores, The Mapmaker’s Daughter at age 67! You can listen to some amazing details that you may have wanted to know about her novel, such as the historical framework of the novel and the craft of writing the truth in fiction through your own experiences. This involves taking something historical and creating an exciting and believable novel. She also discusses other subjects that would be helpful to anyone who is looking to sit down and write, such as how to keep the proportions of your story’s narrative in check, how to be calm and relaxed when you are writing,…

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