A Mirror Garden
Anchor Books, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 322 pages
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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A MIRROR GARDEN: A MemoirUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Memoir of a contemporary Iranian artist whose love for her native land has shaped her work and life. Telling her story with the help of Iranian-American writer Houshmanad, Farmanfarmaian begins with ... Read full review
A mirror gardenUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Famanfarmaian wrote this intriguing diarylike memoir with Iranian American author and theater artist Houshmand. Born in Persia in 1924, Famanfarmaian grew into a free-spirited, attractive modern woman ... Read full review