On Thursday, July 26, 2012, I took my son, Jerry, with me to see Judy Light Ayyildiz for her historical novel “Forty Thorns” reading and signing autographs at South County Library.
When we arrived there, a crowd of people had gathered in the classroom of the library. We stood behind the seats. Judy stood in front of the audience and read a part of Forty Thorns, then let people ask questions. Then I followed people who stood in line and waited for autographs.
Forty Thorns is “a kaleidoscopic scheme of Turkish history, blending past with present and centering on 60 critical years in the evolution of Ataturk’s modern Turkey, as seen though the eyes of a woman of great spirit, the remarkable adalet, whose epic story parallels the nation’s struggle–riddled with wars, heroes, heroines, intense romantic adventures, dramatic change and the ongoing contest for women’s rights.” (Description by Judy Light Ayyildiz.)
It was a special event for us to meet this author.
Submitted by Annie Lin.