• Biography & Autobiography

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606142793
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 187
View: 1711
Fourteen-year-old Marjane leaves Tehran in 1984 to attend high school in Vienna, only to return four years later having found the prejudice and distance from her family too painful to bear.

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Persepolis 2

The Story of a Return
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375714669
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 187
View: 808
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life, in a memoir told in the form of a graphic novel. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon

Author: Marjane Satrapi,Jill Davis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1582347441
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 545
When Marie brings the moon into her bedroom, it scares away the monsters who have tormented her but also causes problems which only the village cats can help solve.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Complete Persepolis

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Pantheon Books
ISBN: 9780375714832
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 341
View: 6125
Collects a groundbreaking two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. Original. 50,000 first printing.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Persepolis I & II

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407070754
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 2838
CHOSEN BY EMMA WATSON FOR 'OUR SHARED SHELF' FEMINIST BOOK CLUB The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi 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. This is a beautiful and intimate story full of tragedy and humour - raw, honest and incredibly illuminating.

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The Story of an Iranian Childhood
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473547423
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
View: 2729
Wise, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, Persepolis tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of 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 child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi 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. Amidst the tragedy, Marjane's child's eye view adds immediacy and humour, and her story of a childhood at once outrageous and ordinary, beset by the unthinkable and yet buffered by an extraordinary and loving family, is immensely moving. It is also very beautiful; Satrapi's drawings have the power of the very best woodcuts.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

A Game for Swallows

To Die, To Leave, To Return
Author: Zeina Abirached
Publisher: Graphic Universe ™
ISBN: 1467700479
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
View: 6654
When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and her little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother where it's comfy and safe, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic day in the one place they hoped they would always be safehome. Zeina Abirached, born into a Lebanese Christian family in 1981, has collected her childhood recollections of Beirut in a warm story about the strength of family and community.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Sigh

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Archaia
ISBN: 9781936393466
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 56
View: 4206
From the author of Persepolis, comes this illustrated fairy tale. Rose is one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market. One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but he fails to find one for her. She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired to the merchant. But every debt has to be paid, and every gift has a price, and the Sigh returns a year later to take the merchant's daughter to a secret and distant palace.

    • Biography & Autobiography


Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407016792
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 144
View: 5079
From the bestselling author of Persepolis comes this humorous and enlightening look at the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane's tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbours for an afternoon of tea-drinking and talk. Naturally, the subject turns to loves, sex and vagaries of men...

    • Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410355241
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 17
View: 1642
A Study Guide for Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace for all of your research needs.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Chicken with Plums

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375714758
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 84
View: 1717
The author relates the story of her great-uncle, Nasser Ali Khan, one of Iran's most acclaimed musicians, who discovers that his beloved instrument has been irrevocably damaged and renounces the world, its pleasures, and life itself.

    • College students

Dumbing of Age

Author: David M. Willis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780979674396
Category: College students
Page: N.A
View: 4539

    • Fiction

American Purgatorio

A Novel
Author: John Haskell
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 146685510X
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
View: 8487
A mesmerizing first novel about a man, a woman, and a disappearance. "I'm from Chicago originally. I went to New York, married a girl named Anne, and was in the middle of living happily ever after when something happened." So begins John Haskell's mesmerizing first novel, American Purgatorio, the story of a happily married man who discovers, as he walks out of a convenience store, that his life has suddenly vanished. In cool, precise prose, written as both a detective story and a meditation on the seven deadly sins, Haskell tells a story that is by turns tragic and comic, compassionate and gripping. From the brownstones of New York City to the sandy beaches of Southern California, American Purgatorio follows the journey of a man whose object of desire is both heartbreaking and ephemeral. It confirms John Haskell's reputation as one of our most intriguing new writers, "one of those rare authors who makes language seem limitless in its possibilities" (Susan Reynolds, Los Angeles Times).

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Will Eisner's New York

Life in the Big City
Author: Will Eisner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393061062
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 423
View: 8651
A quartet of graphic works explores the lives and landscapes of the diverse inhabitants of the urban jungle of the Big Apple.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels


Author: N.A
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 9781560974321
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 285
View: 5114
Uses a comic book format to shed light on the complex and emotionally-charged situation of Palestinian Arabs, exploring the lives of Israeli soldiers, Palestinian refugees, and children in the Occupied Territories.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Lipstick Jihad

A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran
Author: Azadeh Moaveni
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781586481933
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 249
View: 7320
A young Iranian-American journalist returns to Tehran and discovers not only the oppressive and decadent life of her Iranian counterparts who have grown up since the revolution, but the pain of searching for a homeland that may not exist.

    • Art

Sequential Drawings

The New Yorker Series
Author: Richard McGuire
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101871601
Category: Art
Page: 584
View: 1033
From the author of the widely acclaimed graphic novel Here, awarded the 2016 Prix D'or for best graphic album at Angoulême, a new graphic work that celebrates another aspect of his incomparable genius. Sequential Drawings gathers together more than a decade of McGuire's witty and endlessly inventive spots—a veritable short-story collection—each drawing given its own spread, which, in turn, assures for the reader the experience of surprise and delight that the drawings unfailingly deliver. Richard McGuire's first series of "spot" drawings debuted in The New Yorker in February 2005 for the magazine's 80th anniversary issue. Spot drawings, scattered among the magazine's text, had been a long-running feature of The New Yorker, and over the years, many artists had contributed them. But McGuire was the first to conceive them as a sequence, and his drawings were something altogether new: deceptively simple images that imbued the series with movement and narrative, telling their own unexpected stories. (In a 3-7/8 x 5-7/8 trim size. With illustrations throughout and an introduction by Luc Sante) From the Hardcover edition.

    • History

Cuba and Its Music

From the First Drums to the Mambo
Author: Ned Sublette
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569764204
Category: History
Page: 688
View: 867
This entertaining history of Cuba and its music begins with the collision of Spain and Africa and continues through the era of Miguelito Valdes, Arsenio Rodriguez, Benny More, and Perez Prado. It offers a behind-the-scenes examination of music from a Cuban point of view, unearthing surprising, provocative connections and making the case that Cuba was fundamental to the evolution of music in the New World. The ways in which the music of black slaves transformed 16th-century Europe, how the "claves" appeared, and how Cuban music influenced ragtime, jazz, and rhythm and blues are revealed. Music lovers will follow this journey from Andalucia, the Congo, the Calabar, Dahomey, and Yorubaland via Cuba to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saint-Domingue, New Orleans, New York, and Miami. The music is placed in a historical context that considers the complexities of the slave trade; Cuba's relationship to the United States; its revolutionary political traditions; the music of Santeria, Palo, Abakua, and Vodu; and much more.

    • Biography & Autobiography

In-Between Days

A Memoir About Living with Cancer
Author: Teva Harrison
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 148700110X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 128
View: 9069
2016 Governor General's Literary Award Finalist 2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winner 2017 Joe Shuster Award Nominee Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal. Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.