‘Persepolis’ times two for book club

Mar 08, 2019

Thomaston — The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m. to discuss “Persepolis” and “Persepolis 2” by Marjane Satrapi.

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. The graphic novels tell the story of Satrapi’s 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.

On the third Tuesday of every month, this group of men and women of all ages gathers in the main room of Thomaston Public Library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1, to share opinions and ideas about a selected book.

All are welcome. Thomaston residents who would like to attend but need a ride should call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion. The IGBC selection for April 16 is “Longbourn” by Jo Baker. Copies will be available to borrow at the library.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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