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The Forty Rules of Love

Elif Shafak

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Introduction
Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent -- and suddenly her life is transformed. Her first assignment is to read a novel about the ancient Sufi mystic, Rumi, who was transformed by the whirling dervish into a passionate poet and advocate of love. Slowly she realizes that his thirteenth-century life is starting to mirror her own, and in doing so it opens up exciting opportunities for her to embrace the dervish's timeless message for herself. This is a mesmerizing novel about finding love and inspiration in the most unlikely of places.
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