Novelist Bahiyyih Nakhjavani reads from her book, The Woman Who Read Too Much. Set in the world of the Qajar monarchs, mayors, ministers, and mullahs, her book explores the dangerous and at the same time luminous legacy left by a remarkable person.
The French version of the novel was heralded by the Literary Times Supplement as "one of the best three books" of the year in 2007. Now available for the first time in English, the book has been described by Kirkus as a "haunting . . . expertly crafted epic."