The Missing Rose by Serdar Ozkan

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The international bestseller—published in more than forty languages! A twenty-first-century parable in the tradition of The Alchemist, The Little Prince, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

The Missing Rose is the story of Diana, a willful young woman who, following the death of her mother, sets out on a quest to find the twin she never knew she had. Although she is both beautiful and wealthy, Diana is confused and angry with life. Her overwhelming desire for approval has caused her to let go of her dreams, and now she does not know who she really is.

 Diana’s search for her twin, Mary, leads her to a magical garden in Istanbul, where she learns the philosophy of roses. Later at home, by the sea in Rio, she meets the enigmatic artist Matthias, who also challenges her understanding of the world.

 An enchanting and multilayered tale of chance encounters, magical gardens, vibrant cityscapes, and transformative learning, The Missing Rose is a profound modern-day fable about the wisdom of the heart.


About Serdar Ozkan

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SERDAR ÖZKAN attended Robert College in Istanbul. He completed his university education in the United States, where he earned his BA in business administration and psychology at Lehigh University. He has been a full-time novelist since 2002.
Published December 27, 2012 by Tarcher. 225 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A young heiress, carrying out her mother's deathbed wish, searches for her twin sister.

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When 24-year-old Brazilian heiress Diana Oliveira learns from her dying mother that she has a twin, Mary, who was taken by their father when the girls were only one, a grieving Diana embarks on a ques

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Deseret News

While thought-provoking in looking at life's influences, “The Missing Rose” tries too hard to lull the reader in with a basic and stereotypical plotline, all the time leaving the reader knowing what’s going to happen before the author tells, or with more questions than before.

Jan 19 2013 | Read Full Review of The Missing Rose

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