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Publisher's Summary

A Girl Called Rumi, Ari Honarvar’s debut novel, weaves a captivating tale of survival, redemption, and the power of storytelling. 

Kimia, a successful spiritual advisor whose Iranian childhood continues to haunt her, collides with a mysterious giant bird in her mother’s California garage. She begins reliving her experience as a nine-year-old girl in war-torn Iran, including her friendship with a mystical 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. As past and present collide, she must choose between running away again or completing her unfinished journey through the Valley of Death to save her brother.

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©2021 Ari Honarvar (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Kudos

What story craft! What lovely teaching storytelling. Thank you this book. I love your writing — so captivating. Unforgettable. Of course I will read this again and look forward to others in your body of work.

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absolute genius

eternal magic... we need wakefulness and love... that is all... no walls or weapons

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  • 09-26-22

Very enjoyable

I thoroughly enjoyed tis take on magic realism and the opportunity to experience some Iranian culture and history.

I did find it a little slow in parts and got a bit confused by who was leading particular chapters in the middle/ beginning but by the end was completely drawn in.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-22

Glad I didn’t pay for this

I was sadly disappointed with this story. Maybe appreciated better by others but just not my cup of tea.
I kept waiting for the story to take off but just found the whole story boring.

The Narrator was great.
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  • 01-06-22

Beautiful storytelling

Rasha Zamamiri captures and mystifies this story expertly and the characters come to life with every chapter of the book. Thank you!

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  • Steph
  • 12-13-21

Fascinating

The reader was excellent . Pacing was perfect and the story told with just the right balance between the everyday and the mystical.
The story itself set against such an unimaginable backdrop to a western eye such as mine taught me so much.
A true find of a novel.

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