Anahita's Woven Riddle (Paperback)

By Meghan Nuttall Sayres

Nortia Press, 9780984835928, 354pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2013



An enchanting tale of a young Persian woman determined to weave her own fate.

About the Author

Meghan Nuttall Sayres is a tapestry weaver who has traveled in Turkey and Iran, where she has met with scholars, carpet weavers, dyemasters, and merchants to study the age-old techniques, symbolism, and Sufi poetry that infuse many rugs woven throughout the Middle East. Her debut novel"Anahita's Woven Riddle" has been translated into several languages. It was chosen as an American Library Association (ALA) Top Ten Best Books, an American Booksellers Association Book Sense/Indie Pick, an ALA Amelia Bloomer Feminist Choice Book among other awards. Her most recent fiction is "Night Letter," a companion novel to "Anahita." They are both being released by Nortia Press in the Fall of 2012. Other books by Meghan include, "Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland" and "Daughters of the Desert: Tales of Remarkable Women From the Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions" (co-author), and she is editor of the anthology "Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfareres on Iran." In Meghan's living room in Washington State is a carpet much like the one Anahita weaves for her riddle contest. For more information about the author and this book, including discussion guides, please visit