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A spiritual and romantic tale that spans centuries, Elif Shafak's THE FORTY RULES OF LOVE, a bestseller in her native Turkey, dramatically depicts one woman's journey of self-discovery and liberation. Ella Rubenstein is a middle-aged American woman desperately trying to conceal the cracks in her marriage and dissatisfaction of her life. While working as a reader for a literary agent she discovers a remarkable manuscript about a 13th-century dervish named Shams of Tabriz. Ella contacts the book's author, Aziz Sahara, who becomes her spiritual guru. THE FORTY RULES OF LOVE alternates between Ella's contemporary story and the ancient narrative of the manuscript, weaving together the storylines into a mesmerizing novel about the steps we take to understand ourselves, our world, and God.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Work + the Workplace, Types of Characters, Historical Fiction, Love + Relationships + Sex
Street Date: April 26, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-62-8666