Trying to get back to regular blogging so I am combining that goal with my goal to read more Young Adult fiction. I am starting with a book set here in Turkey Gardens of Water a first novel for Alan Drew. He was a teacher here in Istanbul at Uskudar American Academy. Alan witnessed the aftermath of the Marmara earthquake (1999) and the devastation it brought to so many. His novel involves two families living on the outskirts of Istanbul. I have jsut started it - so I'll keep you posted.