Persepolis Two

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: UOM:49015002964758
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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. 50,000 first printing.

Persepolis 2 The Story of a Return

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0606142797
Release Date: 2005-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

The Complete Persepolis

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Pantheon Books
ISBN: 0375714839
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

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

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781410355249
Release Date:
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

Chicken with Plums

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780375714757
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

The Sigh

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Archaia
ISBN: 1936393468
Release Date: 2011-12-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

Author: Craig Thompson
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780375424144
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

A graphic tale by the author of Blankets follows the relationship between two refugee child slaves who are thrown together by circumstance and who struggle to make a place for themselves in a world fueled by fear and vice, in a visual parable that touches on themes of cultural divisions and the shared heritage of Christianity and Islam.

Persepolis I II

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407070759
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Searching for Hassan

Author: Terence Ward
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400032235
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Journeying back home to the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1998, the author and his family search for their friend Hassan, with whom they had lost contact after the fall of the shah, amidst a land rife with beauty and history, from the rich Persian past to the mixture of ancient traditions and Western pop culture of today, ultimately reconnecting with their country and its people. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

La Perdida

Author: Jessica Abel
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780375714719
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Fiction

Fascinated by the Mexican father she never knew, Carla heads for Mexico to find her true identity, landing on the doorstep of her ex-boyfriend and falling in with a gang of small-time drug dealers and would-be revolutionaries.

Climbing the Stairs

Author: Padma Venkatraman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101650547
Release Date: 2010-02-04
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

During World War II and the last days of British occupation in India, fifteen-year-old Vidya dreams of attending college. But when her forward-thinking father is beaten senseless by the British police, she is forced to live with her grandfather’s large traditional family, where the women live apart from the men and are meant to be married off as soon as possible. Vidya’s only refuge becomes her grandfather’s upstairs library, which is forbidden to women. There she meets Raman, a young man also living in the house who relishes her intellectual curiosity. But when Vidya’s brother makes a choice the family cannot condone, and when Raman seems to want more than friendship, Vidkya must question all she has believed in. Padma Venkatraman’s debut novel poignantly shows a girl struggling to find her place in a mixedup world. Climbing the Stairs is a powerful story about love and loss set against a fascinating historical backdrop. Read Padma Venkatraman's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Arabian Jazz A Novel

Author: Diana Abu-Jaber
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066685
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Genre: Fiction

"This oracular first novel, which unfurls like gossamer [has] characters of a depth seldom found in a debut."—The New Yorker In Diana Abu-Jaber's "impressive, entertaining" (Chicago Tribune) first novel, a small, poor-white community in upstate New York becomes home to the transplanted Jordanian family of Matussem Ramoud: his grown daughters, Jemorah and Melvina; his sister Fatima; and her husband, Zaeed. The widower Matuseem loves American jazz, kitschy lawn ornaments, and, of course, his daughters. Fatima is obsessed with seeing her nieces married—Jemorah is nearly thirty! Supernurse Melvina is firmly committed to her work, but Jemorah is ambivalent about her identity and role. Is she Arab? Is she American? Should she marry and, if so, whom? Winner of the Oregon Book Award and finalist for the National PEN/Hemingway Award, Arabian Jazz is "a joy to read.... You will be tempted to read passages out loud. And you should" (Boston Globe). USA Today praises Abu-Jaber's "gift for dialogue...her Arab-American rings musically, and hilariously, true."


Author: Art Spiegelman
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780679406419
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In a world where Jews are mice, Germans are Cats and the Polish are pigs, a son documents his parents' experience during the Holocaust and his relationship with his father.

Not One Damsel in Distress

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152020470
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various parts of the world, with the main character of each being a fearless, strong, heroic, and resourceful woman.