“Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough…“
This book ‘The Forty Rules of Love’ is one of the BBC’s ‘100 Novels that Shaped the World’.
Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella’s life – an emptiness once filled by love.
So when Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of life and love, her world is turns upside down. She embarks on a journey to meet the mysterious author of this work. It is a quest infuse with Sufi mysticism and verse, taking Ella and us into an exotic world where faith and love are heartbreakingly explore. . .
Elif Shafak is an award-winning British Turkish novelist whose work has been translated into fifty-five languages. The author of nineteen books, twelve of which are novels. She is a bestselling author in many countries around the world. Shafak’s latest novel, The Island of Missing Trees, was a top ten Sunday Times bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick and was shortlist for the Costa Novel Award and the Women’s Prize. Her previous novel 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World was shortlist for the Booker Prize and the RSL Ondaatje Prize. Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award; and chosen as Blackwell’s Book of the Year. She is a Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature. Shafak receives award the Halldr Laxness International Literature Prize for her contribution to ‘the renewal of the art of storytelling.’
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