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'Republic of Imagination' is Kerri's book pick

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'Republic of Imagination' by Azar Nafisi
'Republic of Imagination' by Azar Nafisi
Book cover courtesy of publisher

Kerri's book Pick of the Week is Azar Nafisi's "Republic of Imagination." 

From the Star Tribune review:

And an enlightened citizenry is one that reads and appreciates its literature, Azar Nafisi argues in her latest book, "The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books."

Author of the bestselling "Reading Lolita in Tehran," Nafisi presents a passionate and compelling case for the return of the imagination to our nation's esteem. At a time when the liberal arts are increasingly devalued (art and music are cut from school curricula; politicians call for an end to liberal arts funding at public universities; the Common Core suggests that 70 percent of what school kids read be "informational texts"), Nafisi sounds this warning: A society that dismisses its literature is a society that risks losing its freedom.

Nafisi joins Kerri at Talking Volumes Nov. 5, 2014.