A Mirror Garden by Monir Farmanfarmaian

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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.

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About Monir Farmanfarmaian

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was born in 1924. She now lives and works in New York.Zara Houshmand is an Iranian American writer and theater artist. She lives in Austin, Texas.
Published June 12, 2007 by Anchor. 338 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Cape Ann Beacon

This the epic story one of life, that of artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who went on to make a name for herself in Iran as well as the United States and Europe, and part of a literary renaissance of intimate memoirs, many by women, of life in the Middle East.

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