Meeting Date: fourth Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 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 from 6:00 - 7:00 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.
January 28, 2020: Nevada Days by Bernardo Atxaga
February 25, 2020: Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
March 24, 2020: Estoril by Dejan Tiago-Stankovic
April 28, 2020: Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau
May 26, 2020: The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn by Tanella Boni
June 23, 2020: Transparent City by Ondjaki