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The forty rules of love : a novel of rumi

Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A mesmerizing tale of love-from the author of The Bastard of Istanbul Elif Shafak, the most widely read female writer in Turkey, has earned a growing fan base all over the world with her bestselling The Bastard of Istanbul. In The Forty Rules of Love, her lyrical, imaginative new novel about the famous Sufi mystic Rumi, Shafak effortlessly blends East and West, past and present, to create a dramatic, compelling, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)780089796
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elif Shafak
ISBN: 9781101189948 1101189940
OCLC Number: 883359034
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
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A mesmerizing tale of love-from the author of The Bastard of Istanbul Elif Shafak, the most widely read female writer in Turkey, has earned a growing fan base all over the world with her bestselling The Bastard of Istanbul. In The Forty Rules of Love, her lyrical, imaginative new novel about the famous Sufi mystic Rumi, Shafak effortlessly blends East and West, past and present, to create a dramatic, compelling, and exuberant tale about how love works in the world. Shafak unfolds two parallel narratives-one set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the wandering dervish known as Shams of Tabriz, and one contemporary, as an unhappy American housewife, inspired by Rumi's message of love, finds the courage to transform her life.

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