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The Missing Rose,
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Diana learns after her mother dies that she has a twin sister, Mary. She must try and find Mary even though the only clue to her whereabouts is a handful of cryptic letters. Diana is unhappy with her life and missing her mother but she is reluctant to take on the quest because she feels her mother has deceived her all her life about the existence of her twin. After meeting an artist and a beggar she realises she has no alternative but to set out on the quest. First she needs to find the woman who taught Mary to hear what roses say.
The quest leads her to Istanbul and a garden full of roses. Ultimately it leads her to the answers she needs to her many questions about herself and about life and about her missing twin sister. This is parable which can be read on so many levels and will probably provide something different to each reader. It is a book I shall reread many times. I am normally not a fan of literature in translation but I think the translator has done an excellent job in this case.
It is virtually impossible to do justice to this short book in a review as the book is its own best ambassador. As the cover says it is a book which has the power to change your life. I found myself looking at my own life in a very different way after reading this book in an evening. It is a parable for the twenty first century and has some interesting things to say about moulding yourself into what other people want you to be instead of following your own dreams. Along the way there are many other messages for those who choose to hear them and understand. One of the best books I've read this year.