Europa Editions Book Club
Meeting Date: fourth Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Watermark Cafe
Leader: Theresa Harrison
Watermark Books & Café is proud to offer the Europa Editions Book Club. Founded in Italy in 2005, Europa Editions brings fresh international voices to the American market by enlisting some of the best translators in the business. The design of the books are distinct, incorporating artistic European and U.S. jacket design to reflect a conviction that books today must be pleasing to the senses as well as to the mind. Offering an eclectic catalog of titles chosen not only for its ability to entertain and fascinate, but also to inform and enlighten, we think this press is tailor-made for book club selections.
This group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The sessions are led by Teresa Harrison.
A Short Introduction to Europa Editions Book Club:
1. How would you characterize the Europa Editions Book Club?
Europa Book Club was formed with a three-fold objective: to give support to a small independent publishing house, to promote reading literature in translation, and to expose readers to works they might not have discovered on their own.
2. Which book has been the most popular, or caused the most lively discussion, or was noteworthy in any way? Why?
We've read a wide range since our beginnings in the fall of 2012. The runaway favorite was Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles, an hysterical romp through Italian entrepreneurship spiced with the syndicate. One of our latest conversations involved Firefly by Janette Jenkins. Based in Tokyo after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, it deals with one man's attempt to reconcile the event militaristically and socially.
3. What might a new member expect when attending Europa Edtions for the first time?
This is a group of people who read for the love of the written word and who are willing to expand their horizons in ways entertaining to challenging. They come to share insights and expand interpretations of works that piqued their interest.
See what we're reading this quarter listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, click HERE.
October 24, 2017: Cassandra by Christa Wolf
November 28, 2017: The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami
December 26, 2017: The Endgame by Ahmet Altan