International House's 2012 International Book Club - featuring reading selections with cultural settings/themes by global authors - starts tonight. The first book up for discussion is Marjane Satrapi's graphic memoir, Persepolis. The book club meets monthly (except July, August and December). Here's the rundown on upcoming reads.
Feb. 20 - The Lotus Eaters, by Tatjana Soli (Vietnam)
March 19 - The Solitude of Prime Numbers, by Paolo Giordano (Italy)
April 16 - Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea (Mexico)
May 21 - Sea of Poppies, by Amitav Ghosh (India)
June 18 - Our Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson (Norway)
Sept. 17 - City of Falling Angels, by John Berendt (Italy)
Oct. 15 - The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht (Yugoslavia)
Nov. 19 - State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett (Brazil)
For more information, visit the International House website here.