The Blood of Flowers

By Anita Amirrezvani
(Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316065771, 377pp.)

Publication Date: May 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '08/Winter '09 Reading Group List
“It is a feat to bring off a serious, historical novel in which the history doesn't overwhelm the human story and the human tale simply uses the history as furniture. In this most impressive, captivating debut, Amirrezvani's novel of a young woman finding her way into life in 17th-century Iran does justice to both story and history.”
-- Rick Simonson, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA


Description

Both a sweeping love story and a luminous portrait of a city, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is the mesmerizing historical novel of an ill-fated young woman whose gift as a rug designer transforms her life. Illuminated with glorious detail of persian rug-making, and brilliantly bringing to life the sights sounds and life of 17th-century Isfahan, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS has captured readers' imaginations everywhere as a timeless tale of one woman's struggle to live a life of her choosing.




About the Author
Anita Amirrezvani is the author of the novel "The Blood of Flowers" which has been published in more than twenty-five languages and was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She teaches at the California College of the Arts and Sonoma State University.
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