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Anahita's Woven Riddle
Anahitas Woven Riddle
Authors: By Meghan Nuttall Sayres
Imprint: Amulet Paperbacks
ISBN: 0-8109-9548-4
EAN: 9780810995482
Availability: Out of Stock
Publishing Date: 5/1/2008
Trim Size: 5 7/8 x 8 5/16
Page Count: 384
Cover: Paperback
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About the book
A critically acclaimed novel, available in paperback for the first time

One of YALSA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

In this enchanting historical novel, a nomad in nineteenth-century Iran takes fate into her own hands when her father promises her in marriage to a man she dislikes. 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.

Weaving a bit of fairy tale into her rich exploration of Persian life, Meghan Nuttall Sayres has written a debut novel that delights and fascinates.

F&P level: Z
About the author
Meghan Nuttall Sayres is an acclaimed author who won a 2002 John Burroughs Nature Book Award. She has traveled to Turkey and Iran, where she met with carpet weavers, dye masters, and merchants in bustling bazaars to explore the age-old techniques and symbolism—and often sufi poetry—that infuse tribal rugs of the Middle East. She lives outside of Spokane, Washington. Visit her at www.meghannuttallsayres.com.

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