Moon Lake Book Club - October 12
Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, is the October selection for the Moon Lake Book Club's discussion. This New York Times bestseller is an award-winning graphic novel memoir about the author's childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Through the author's eyes, the reader sees the country's sudden shift toward fundamentalism after the overthrow of the Shah, as well as the violence of her country's war with Iraq. Her parents, longtime Marxists who oppose the repressive regime, raise Marjane to be independent and critical, but as she grows older, they become fearful that her outspokenness will endanger her life. Persepolis, which was made into an animated film in 2007, is a quick read but one that will leave a lasting impression.
The book club will meet on Saturday, October 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Moon Lake Community Library (where the book is available for check-out). Everyone is welcome to join the discussion. Coffee and hot tea will be served.
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