The Blood of Flowers

A Novel
By Anita Amirrezvani (Trade Paperback, 2008)
Both a sweeping love story and a luminous portrait of a city, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is the mesmerizing historical novel of an ill-fated young woman whose gift as a rug designer transforms her life. Illuminated with glorious detail of persian rug-making, and brilliantly bringing to life the sights sounds and life of 17th-century Isfahan, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS has captured readers' imaginations everywhere as a timeless tale of one woman's struggle to live a life of her choosing.

Both a sweeping love story and a luminous portrait of a city, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is the mesmerizing historical novel of an ill-fated young woman whose gift as a rug designer transforms her life. Illuminated with glorious detail of persian rug-making, and brilliantly bringing to life the sights sounds and life of 17th-century Isfahan, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS has captured readers' imaginations everywhere as a timeless tale of one woman's struggle to live a life of her choosing.

Anita Amirrezvani was born in Tehran, Iran and lives in Northern California. For ten years, she was a staff dance critic for newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has received fellowships fromt he National Arts Journalism Program, the NEA's Arts Journalism Institute for Dance, and the Hedgebrook Foundation for Women Writers. She is currently pursuing her MFA in fiction.
  • "A stunning new writer with a gift for transcendent storytelling."  (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

  • "An intricate, sumptuous tale."  (Chicago Sun-Times).

  • "This debut novel is every bit as lush, sensual, and detailed as the rugs that provided its inspiration for the talented author."  (Seattle Post-Intelligencer).

  • "Enchanting. . . .  A passion-filled, exotic delight. . . . A beautiful tale of love, loyalty, friendship, and family. . . . What an achievement."  (USA Today).

  • "Hypnotic. . . . A beautifully imagined tale. . . . Simply a stunning debut."  (San Francisco Chronicle).

  • "Amirrezvani skillfully threads culture, romance, and art into an elegant tale of self-realization and empowerment."  (Entertainment Weekly).

  • (Library Journal).

Product Details

The Blood of Flowers
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN
  • Pages: 400
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316065771
  • On Sale Date: 05/02/2008
The Blood of Flowers