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Years away from home…

My memoir will transport you to Istanbul, where I taught English to high school students, explored their world, and fell in love with their country.

When I asked a young Turkish friend how to manage the exuberant students in Istanbul, he advised me, "You must only to love them."

He was right—I couldn't help but love them. Every single one.

I enjoyed countless interesting experiences as I explored Turkey and its culture. I learned how warm the Muslim culture is and came to love both Turkey and its people. Turkey is an incredible country.


For photos connected to each chapter of the book, visit my original website, annmariemershon.com. Here’s a sample: