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Anahita's Woven Riddle

Sayre, Meghan Nuttall;Sayres, Meghan Nuttall

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ISBN 10: 0810954818 / ISBN 13: 9780810954816
Published by Harry N Abrams Inc, Lebanon, Indiana, U.S.A., 2006
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Title: Anahita's Woven Riddle

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc, Lebanon, Indiana, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A richly detailed and enchanting novel, set in 20th-century Persia

Anahita, a nomad, learns that her father has promised her hand in marriage to a man she dislikes. Determined to have a say in her own fate, Anahita convinces her father to let her hold a contest, in which potential suitors must correctly answer the riddle she has woven into her wedding carpet. A diplomat, a schoolteacher, a shepherd, and a prince compete in Anahita’s battle of wits, for the heart of this extraordinary girl.

Meghan Nuttall Sayres explores the art of weaving, the rhythms of nomadic life, and the beauty of the Muslim faith in this fascinating debut novel.

About the Author:

Meghan Nuttall Sayres is coauthor of Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Women from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Traditions. Meghan raises sheep, spins and dyes her own yarn with natural dyes, and weaves tapestries. She has traveled in Turkey and Iran, where she met with carpet weavers, dye masters, and merchants in bustling bazaars to explore the age-old techniques and symbolism of rug-making in the Middle East. She lives in eastern Washington. Visit her at www.meghannuttallsayres.com.

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