A Mirror Garden
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.
What people are saying - Write a 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
Other editions - View all
Abadan Abdolabad Abol Abol's Abol’s American antique artist asked Assad Azizeh beautiful Bonwit Teller brother brought called carpet Caspian Sea chador coffeehouse colors couldn’t courtyard crowd dance didn’t dinner door Dora Dozdak dressed eyes face Farmanfarmaian father Finally flowers Frank Stella friends gallery garden gave girls Gorgan Hajji Ostad hand Hassan head huge invited Iran Iranian Khanom kilim knew later laughed learned lived looked Majles Manoucher mirror Monir morning mosque mother mountain mullahs museum never night Nima Nima's once opened paintings behind glass party Persian pieces Qajar Qashqa'i Qazvin Reza Reza Shah Sasha seemed Shah Shah's Shahroudy Shiraz sister smile stayed story studio summer talk Tehran thought tion told took trees trip Turkoman turned Uncle Dervish village waiting walked wall wanted wasn’t weeks woman York Zahra