Finalist 2016 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award
Harper’s Bazaar Top Books of Fall 2015
$19.95 CDN / $18.95 US | Trade Paperback
“What is the soul?” asks Rumi, the poet. “If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks.”
Rumi and the Red Handbag follows the lives of Shaya and Ingrid-Simone, working together one winter at a second- hand clothing shop. Theodora’s Fine Consignment Clothing shop becomes a small world where Shaya, an academic who abandoned studying the secrets of women writers, finds in Ingrid-Simone a reason to begin writing again, on scraps of paper and post-its. Fresh, unique and intelligent, Rumi and The Red Handbag is a journey to the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam, a journey to find Rumi, the soul, and the secret hidden in a red handbag.
Praise for Rumi and the Red Handbag
This book isn’t just a novel, it’s a small and wonderful work of art. —Wayne Arthurson