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A Mirror Garden

A Mirror Garden

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Written by Monir FarmanfarmaianAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Monir Farmanfarmaian and Zara HoushmandAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Zara Houshmand

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: August 12, 2008
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-27878-4 (0-307-27878-6)
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In Persia in 1924, when a child still had to worry about hostile camels in the bazaar and a nanny might spin stories at her pillow until her eyes fell shut, the extraordinary and irresistible Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was born. From the enchanted basement storeroom where she played as a girl to the penthouse high above New York City where she would someday live, this is the delightful and inspiring story of her life as an artist, a wife and mother, a collector, and an Iranian. Here we see a mischievous girl become a spirited woman who defies tradition. Both a love story and a celebration of the warmth and elegance of Iranian culture, A Mirror Garden is a genuine fairy tale of an exuberant heroine who has never needed rescuing.

“Captivating. . . . Farmanfarmaian's sumptuously detailed recollections are a rare, insidery look at two lost worlds.” —Vogue

A Mirror Garden introduces the captivating story of a unique artist. Monir's art is beguiling, and so is the story of how she came to be a creator and collector of beautiful things.”
—Her Majesty Queen Noor

“[Farmanfarmaian's] graceful memoir maps an intrepid trajectory.”
The New Yorker

“Delightful. . . . Atimeless and very timely memoir of home and self-identity.”
The San Francisco Chronicle