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.
"An intriguing, passionate story, beautifully and simply told and full of extraordinary wisdom"
"An exquisite evocation of a young woman's spiritual awakening- A poetic gift of the creative imagination as translucent and refreshing as water from a mountain stream."
"A beautiful little book that speaks to the soul. The world of Rumi and Shams is seen through the eyes of a girl, full of simple wonder, wisdom and the mysterious turning of the heart. This story resonates with the sacred child and mystic in each of us."