Rumi’s Daughter

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Rumi-is-now-acknowledged-as-one-of-the-great-mystical-poets-of-the-Western-world,-with-huge-sales-of-the-many-collections-of-his-poetry.-Not-much-is-known-about-his-life-except-that-he-lived-in-thirteenth-century-Anatolia-(now-Turkey),-had-a-great-spiritual-friendship-with-a-wild-man-called-Shams,-brought-an-adopted-daughter-into-his-family,-and-was-distraught-when-Shams-finally-disappeared.

Rumi-is-now-acknowledged-as-one-of-the-great-mystical-poets-of-the-Western-world,-with-huge-sales-of-the-many-collections-of-his-poetry.-Not-much-is-known-about-his-life-except-that-he-lived-in-thirteenth-century-Anatolia-(now-Turkey),-had-a-great-spiritual-friendship-with-a-wild-man-called-Shams,-brought-an-adopted-daughter-into-his-family,-and-was-distraught-when-Shams-finally-disappeared.

Rumi’s-Daughter-is-the-delightful-novel-about-Kimya,-the-girl-who-was-sent-from-her-rural-village-to-live-in-Rumi’s-home.-She-already-had-mystical-tendencies,-and-learned-a-great-deal-under-Rumi’s-tutelage.-Eventually-she-married-Shams,-an-unusual-husband,-almost-totally-absorbed-by-his-longings-for-God.-Their-marriage-was-fiery-and-different-and,-in-the-end,-dissolved-by-Kimya’s-death—after-which-Shams-vanished.

Rumi’s-Daughter-tells-Kimya’s-story-with-great-charm-and-tenderness.-Well-written-and-thought-provoking,-it-is-sure-to-draw-comparison-with-Paolho-Coelho’s-The-Alchemist,-and-also-to-add-something-fresh-and-new-to-what-is-so-far-known-about-Rumi.

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