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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.

Review:

"Meghan Nuttall Sayres weaves the many-colored threads of Persian society into a beautiful novel, a cultural carpet, or qali." Hossein "Elvand" Ebrahimi, Founder, House of Transaltion for Children and Young Adult Books, Tehran, Iran

Review:

"Anahita's Woven Riddle is an enchanting tale of coming of age in old Persia....The story lingers sweetly in the mind long after the book has been closed." Susan Fletcher, author of Alphabet of Dreams and Shadow Spinner

Review:

"An intriguing fictional story that combines history and anthropology with the moving narrative about a young tribal nomadic girl in Iran....[An] inspiring tale of courage and assertion." Lois Beck, Professor of Anthropology, Washington University in Saint Louis, author of Nomad: A year in the Life of a Qashqa'i Tribesman in Iran

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810954816
Author:
Sayres, Meghan Nuttall
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Author:
Sayres, Meghan Nutta
Author:
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Author:
Sayre, Meghan Nuttall
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
People & Places - Middle East
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.33 x 5.88 in
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 384 pages HNA Books - English 9780810954816 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Meghan Nuttall Sayres weaves the many-colored threads of Persian society into a beautiful novel, a cultural carpet, or qali." Hossein "Elvand" Ebrahimi, Founder, House of Transaltion for Children and Young Adult Books, Tehran, Iran
"Review" by , "Anahita's Woven Riddle is an enchanting tale of coming of age in old Persia....The story lingers sweetly in the mind long after the book has been closed."
"Review" by , "An intriguing fictional story that combines history and anthropology with the moving narrative about a young tribal nomadic girl in Iran....[An] inspiring tale of courage and assertion." Lois Beck, Professor of Anthropology, Washington University in Saint Louis, author of Nomad: A year in the Life of a Qashqa'i Tribesman in Iran
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