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.