HCP Book Group: Martyr!

The next book for discussion is Martyr! by Kaveh Akbar, The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.  We will meet on Sunday, February 25 at 1:00 pm at a Center City home. The group will be limited to 8 people and be an in-person event only.


martyr3About the book: 

A newly sober, orphaned son of Iranian immigrants, guided by the voices of artists, poets, and kings, embarks on a remarkable search for a family secret that leads him to a terminally ill painter living out her final days in the Brooklyn Museum. Electrifying, funny, and wholly original, Martyr! heralds the arrival of an essential new voice in contemporary fiction. The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.

“Incandescent . . . Akbar has created an indelible protagonist, haunted, searching, utterly magnetic. But it speaks to Akbar’s storytelling gifts that Martyr! is both a riveting character study and piercing family saga . . .  Akbar is a dazzling writer, with bars like you wouldn’t believe . . . What Akbar pulls off in Martyr! is nothing short of miraculous.” - The New York Times Book Review


Host / Lead Organizer: Susan Robinson

Date: Sunday, February 25th at 1:00 pm.

Location: Address will be included in confirmation email. 

Coffee and tea will be provided.


Limited to 8 people. 


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1:00PM - 3:00PM Sun 25 Feb 2024, Eastern timezone


Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Susan Robinson
Alice Rossmann
Andrea Kirsh
Samantha Bode
Thomas Eoyang
Laura Biezup
Thomas Eoyang
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