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    DescriptionIn this follow-up to her acclaimed 2007 novel "The Bastard of Istanbul," Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives--one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz--that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on "Sweet Blasphemy," a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams' search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, which offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mirrors her own and that Zahara--like Shams--has come to set her free.


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    Title
    The Forty Rules of Love
    Subtitle
    A Novel of Rumi
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elif Shafak, Narrator Laural Merlington
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 72 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400165124
    ISBN 10: 1400165121
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC, 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    BISAC V2.8: FIC044000
    Libri: I-JF
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3619.H328 F67 2010D
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    08 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Elif Shafak, an award-winning, bestselling novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey, is the author of "The Gaze" and "The Saint of Incipient Insanities." Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks, including works by Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman, and is the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks.