In this mesmerizing historical novel, an ill-fated young woman's gift as a rug designer transforms her life in 17th-century Isfahan.
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.
is the author of the novel“The Blood of Flowers ”and a?former staff writer and dance critic for the “San Jose Mercury News ”and the “Contra Costa Times”. As part of her dance criticism career, she earned fellowships from the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University and the National Endowment for the Arts. Anita received her B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.F.A. in Fiction from San Francisco State University. She is currently an adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.