Books in Translation Book Club

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.  

Nevada Days: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978105
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - July 10th, 2018

January 28, 2020:  Nevada Days by Bernardo Atxaga

 


Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster (Lannan Selection) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781628973303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dalkey Archive Press - July 1st, 2019

February 25, 2020:  Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich

 


Estoril Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781786698179
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Apollo - October 1st, 2019

March 24, 2020:  Estoril by Dejan Tiago-Stankovic

 

 


Slave Old Man Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781620975886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - October 1st, 2019

April 28, 2020:  Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau

 


The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn (African Poetry Book ) Cover Image
By Tanella Boni, Todd Fredson (Translated by), Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781496211859
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock. Usually Ships in 3-5 Days.
Published: University of Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2018

May 26, 2020:  The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn by Tanella Boni

 


Transparent City (Biblioasis International Translation #22) Cover Image
By Ondjaki, Stephen Henighan (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781771961431
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock. Usually Ships in 3-5 Days.
Published: Biblioasis - May 15th, 2018

June 23, 2020:  Transparent City by Ondjaki