Books in Translation 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 the Books in Translation 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.  

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


33 Revolutions Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609453480
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - October 11th, 2016

May 22, 2018:  33 Revolutions by Canek S. Guevara


2084: The End of the World Cover Image
By Boualem Sansal, Alison Anderson (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609453664
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Europa Editions - January 31st, 2017

June 26, 2018:  2084:  The End of the World by Boualem Sansal