Thursday, June 14, 2007

Michelle Moran

Michelle Moran's new novel, Nefertiti: A Novel, releases this July.

I recently asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
Currently, I'm reading The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani. It's a fascinating novel set in 17th century Iran, and at the end of June Anita will be doing an interview for my blog History Buff. It's not difficult to see why BookSense chose Amirrezvani's book as their number one pick for the month of June. The Blood of Flowers is a story within a story; a once upon a time tale of a young woman living in Persia who uses her unusual carpet-making skills to weave herself out of a life of poverty. Meanwhile, she weaves fabulous tales for the men who enter her life. The narrative is rich with period detail, and I can't recommend this book highly enough!
Read more about Michelle Moran and Nefertiti at her website.

--Marshal Zeringue