The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi, by Elif Shafak

A best seller in Turkey, the author’s home, this novel tells parallel stories of Ella, a discontented 40 year old Western Massachusetts homemaker and Rumi, the 13th century mystic poet. Both are transformed by the story’s end by finding their true soulmates. Rumi’s story is based on his friendship with the Sufi mystic Shams of Tabriz.

RATING:  **** Very, very good
Reviewed by: kh

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