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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (557 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Esmeralda Santiago Narrator: Esmeralda Santiago Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN:
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Esmeralda Santiago's memoir, Cuando Era Puertorriqueña, continues with El Amante Turco. At 21, Esmeralda moves from Brooklyn to begin a life with Ulvi, a domineering, condescending Turkish immigrant several years older. After years of abuse, Esmeralda finds the strength to earn a degree from Harvard and leave Ulvi, ultimately proving, There will always be another train.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 2/14/2014

    " The beautiful story continues.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doreen | 2/11/2014

    " I'm so glad I read this book. It's a continuation of, "Almost a Woman" about life for the next six years with Ulvi. Her life with the mysterious, chauvinistic Ulvi takes her across the country. She lands in Lubbock, TX, Syracuse, NY, and Boston, MA. Her writing remains honest and simple to read. It's amazing to witness her growth and transformation from Ulvi's 'Chiquita', to her own, true Esmeralda. While, "Almost a Woman" was a coming-of-age novel, this one can be labeled as a growing-into-womanhood novel. An inspiring story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 2/4/2014

    " Un libro grandioso "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 SunnyD | 1/22/2014

    " i was glad to find out what happened w/ ES in this last book of her memoir trilogy...but disappointed in the book itself. maybe it was just b/c, as the title indicates, so much of it went on and on about her turkish lover, but i had hoped for so much more after the first 2, which i loved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/16/2014

    " I haven't read any of the other books in this memoir series. I like her style of writing. Great example of how a woman can find herself in an abusive relationship. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 1/13/2014

    " Well-written, but memoirs always disturb me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jac | 1/6/2014

    " Rarely have I ever been so interested in someone's life. This one is extraordinary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/5/2014

    " Gracias Nicole por emprestarme este libro, te quiero mucho. Esmerald is too good to this man, she grew up though, and realized he wasn't worth her sacrifices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon ryan | 12/21/2013

    " story of a woman gaining her independence from family and in a relationship. i loved this book. great character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilli | 12/20/2013

    " initially I couldnt get into this book but somewhere it grabbed me, and became my constant companion until I finished it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isis | 12/4/2013

    " THIS IS THE BEST BOOK SANTIAGO HAS WRITTEN !!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kika | 12/2/2013

    " A woman's coming of age book. I didn't totally connect with it, probably because the author was telling a story about her generation (my mother's generation). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridtm | 11/26/2013

    " i am almost finished with this book. i have really enjoyed it. it illustrates a lot about some dynamics between men and women, even outside of the era and culture(s) in the book and that play out in more subtle ways in the post-modern era. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aureliana Buendia | 10/3/2013

    " I can't wait for the next book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mellisa | 3/5/2013

    " The follow up to WHEN I WAS PUERTO RICAN. It seems rather self indulgent at times, but is interesting in its own right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/9/2012

    " Such a good book! The second of three of her life's chronology. She's working on her third. Can't wait! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Charchian | 11/30/2012

    " This was a great book, beautifully written. I almost gave it 5 stars. Esmerelda's writing style is crisp and easy to read. Her insights into specific moments in her life are surprisingly honest and truthful. I am encouraged to read the first two (this being the third)memoir books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 8/19/2012

    " The Turkish Lover: A Memoir by Esmeralda Santiago (2005) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 7/12/2012

    " A- Memoir of a PR woman dating a controlling man (3rd in the series)--with cultural conflicts "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Yasuhara | 5/30/2012

    " This was okay. Was not what I was used to from her previous books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briana | 5/18/2012

    " Although a bit preachy and reminiscent of an application-type "personal statement" at times, this book is still an inspirational read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginny | 3/29/2012

    " What a wonderful book, Esmeralda is such a fabulous writer. Her memoir was moving, you felt her pain, her confusion and finally her self-worth. I so enjoy your books and look forward to reading her next book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina Marie | 12/6/2011

    " I feel like I am saying goodbye to a friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/23/2011

    " Interesting continuation of Almost a Woman. While the book was at times difficult to read because it was painful watching Esmeralda continue to stay in a dysfunctional, abusive relationship, it was intriguing to witness her journey to discover herself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 3/13/2011

    " This book is a good read, a quick read about a Latina who overcomes lack of paternal support, lack of positive expectations on the part of her family and an unpromising relationship to achieve her goals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marta | 1/22/2011

    " Read it in 1.5 days! Like everything I've read of Esmeralda Santiago, loved and found so inspiring! I'm just another big fan of hers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dr. Robin M. Chandler | 12/1/2010

    " Santiago digs deeply into memoir and male-female relationships from her youth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 11/2/2010

    " Another good book by this author, but the age old question still remains. Why some women can be smart enough to finish Harvard and talented enough to write bestselling books, but so ridiculously dumb and self deprecating when it comes to men? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 2/7/2010

    " The third in her series of memoirs. Interesting and easy to read although I got pretty sick of her dysfunctional relationship with Ulvi. I felt like it ended rather abruptly, but then again I guess this gives her room for another installment of her life in print. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missmath144 | 12/18/2009

    "
    This is the memoir of Esmeralda Santiago, a young Puerto Rican woman who leaves her home and family to be with her Turkish lover, "el hombre que you amo". He is domineering, yet she doesn't seem able to break his power over her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 12/5/2009

    " Gracias Nicole por emprestarme este libro, te quiero mucho. Esmerald is too good to this man, she grew up though, and realized he wasn't worth her sacrifices. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isis | 11/1/2009

    " THIS IS THE BEST BOOK SANTIAGO HAS WRITTEN !!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 5/21/2009

    " Another powerful memoir. This time it's a adult Esmeralda and the man who changes her life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridtm | 5/18/2009

    " i am almost finished with this book. i have really enjoyed it. it illustrates a lot about some dynamics between men and women, even outside of the era and culture(s) in the book and that play out in more subtle ways in the post-modern era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/15/2009

    " The Turkish Lover: A Memoir by Esmeralda Santiago (2005) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara E. | 4/1/2009

    "
    I think this book should be read by every teenager (male and female!) to give them insight into dysfunctional relationships & maybe it will save them some heartache, or prevent them from being an abuser themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briana | 12/26/2008

    " Although a bit preachy and reminiscent of an application-type "personal statement" at times, this book is still an inspirational read.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/26/2008

    " This was okay. Was not what I was used to from her previous books. "

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About the Author
Author Esmeralda SantiagoEsmeralda Santiago is the author of the memoirs When I Was Puerto Rican, Almost a Woman, which she adapted into a Peabody Award–winning film for PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre, and The Turkish Lover; the novel América’s Dream; and a children’s book, A Doll for Navidades. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and House & Garden, among other publications, and on NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she lives in New York.