http://mirandashearth.com/hearth-book-club/ Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
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Join The Hearth Community for a book club discussion that actually talks about books every fourth Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 at Arts at the Armory.
Our book selections focus on fiction and non-fiction books about creativity, communication, individuality versus community, and vulnerability.
This month: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
153 pages, 2-3 hours total
"Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.
"Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love."
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The Hearth Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 pm at Arts at the Armory. Check our book club list to see what we’re reading next and support your local bookstore by buying your copy at Porter Square Books!
Don’t have time to read an entire book each month? Join us for Hearth to Hearth: An article discussion group on Second Wednesdays at 8:00 pm!