Biography

Anita Amirrezvani

Anita Amirrezvani was born in Tehran and grew up in the United States. When she was fourteen years old her father let her choose a carpet for herself, and the old and beautiful rug she selected led her to imagine the lives of the people who might have designed and created it. Out of that experience comes her first novel.

Anita Amirrezvani

Books by Anita Amirrezvani

by Anita Amirrezvani - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Iran in 1576 is a place of peace, wealth, and dazzling beauty. But when the Shah dies without having named an heir, the court is thrown into tumult. Princess Pari, the Shah’s daughter and closest advisor, knows more about the inner workings of the state than almost anyone, but the princess’s maneuvers to instill order after her father’s sudden death incite resentment and dissent. Pari and her trusted servant, a eunuch able to navigate the harem as well as the world beyond the palace walls, are in possession of an incredible tapestry of secrets and information that reveals a power struggle of epic proportions.