A Girl Called Rumi
"A magical journey to a world of mystical delights." -- Deepak Chopra, MD A Girl Called Rumi, Ari Honarvar's debut novel, weaves a captivating tale of survival, immigration, and the life-giving power of storytelling. Kimia, a successful life coach whose Iranian childhood continues to haunt her, collides with a mysterious giant bird in her mother's garage. She begins reliving her life as a nine-year-old girl in war-torn Iran, including her friendship with a mystical Afghani storyteller who led her through the mythic "Seven Valleys of Love." Grappling with her unresolved past, Kimia agrees to accompany her ailing mother back to Iran, only to arrive in the midst of the Green Uprising in the streets. Against the backdrop of the election protests, Kimia begins to unravel the secrets of the night that broke her mother and produced a dangerous enemy. She must choose between escaping or completing her unfinished journey through the Valley of Death to save her brother.