Books in Translation (formerly Europa Editions) Book Club

Meeting Date:  fourth Tuesday of each month

Time:   6:30 p.m.

Place:  Watermark Cafe

Leader:  Theresa Harrison

Focusing on books published first abroad, this book club explores fresh international voices, reading the best of books in translation.  The group is led by Theresa Harrison and meets in the cafe on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

A Short Introduction to Europa Editions Book Club:

1. What book has been your group's favorite selection this past year?  Why?  This would be a toss-up between Shelter in Place by Alexander Maksik and Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum.  Both are fluid and give sensitive portrayals of individuals at their most vulnerable times but also portray the dedication and humanity of the wounded as they reach out to sustain others.

2. How would you describe your book club to a prospective member?  In a society of increasing diversity, we are confronted with more and more that is unfamiliar.  The Books in Translation Book Club gives us an opportunity to experience new authors from foreign countries with the potential to gain insight into different cultures and to become more globally aware.

See what we're reading this quarter listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, click HERE.  

The Revolution of the Moon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609453916
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - April 18th, 2017

January 23, 2018:  The Revolution of the Moon by Andrea Camilleri


The Four Books Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802124692
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - March 8th, 2016

February 27, 2018:  The Four Books by Yan Lianke


The Invisible Mile Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609453978
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - May 30th, 2017

March 27, 2018:  The Invisible Mile by David Coventry


Three Floors Up Cover Image
By Eshkol Nevo, Sondra Silverston (Translator)
ISBN: 9781590518786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Other Press (NY) - October 10th, 2017

April 24, 2018:  Three Floors Up by Eshkol Nevo