Join us for a conversation about “Ask” (Forty Rules of Love) written by internationally acclaimed Turkish novelist, Elif Shafak.
Dubbed by the Times (UK) as “a gorgeous, jeweled, luxurious book [where] the past and the present fit together beautifully in a passionate defense of passion itself,” Forty Rules of Love tells the tale of two parallel journeys towards Love – one set in modern times between American housewife Ella Rubenstein and the mystical Dutch novelist Aziz Zahara, and another in the thirteenth-century, between Sufi masters Rumi and Shams of Tabriz.
Please note: Elif Shafak will not be in attendance, but all attendees are required to read the book prior to the book club meeting.
The discussion will be moderated by Frances Kazan, an international author, lecturer, producer, and arts supporter, whose published work includes academic writing in “Halide Edib ve Amerika”, as well as historically-inspired fiction in works such as the 1986 “Goodnight Little Sister,” the 2001 “Halide’s Gift”, and the upcoming title “The Dervish.”
About the Author
Elif Shafak is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey. Writing in Turkish and English, Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the myriad stories of women, minorities, immigrants, subcultures, youth and global souls.