THOMASTON— The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will meet to discuss Persepolis and Persepolis 2, by Marjane Satrapi, Tuesday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m., at Thomaston Public Library.
This pair of graphic memoirs depicting the author's youth in Iran during the Islamic Revolution will be the book club's first reading and discussion of a work in comic format.
From the publisher:
"Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming – both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland.
“It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.”
On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together at the library to share their opinions and ideas about the selected book.
All are welcome. If you live in Thomaston and would like to attend but need a ride, call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion date.
In April, the group will be discussing Longbourn by Jo Baker. Copies will be available to borrow at the library.