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.  

My Heart Hemmed in Cover Image
By Marie Ndiaye, Jordan Stump (Translator)
ISBN: 9781931883627
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Two Lines Press - July 11th, 2017

June 25, 2019:  My Heart Hemmed in by Marie Ndiaye


Exposed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939931672
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Published: New Vessel Press - June 4th, 2019

July 23, 2019:  Exposed by Jean-Philippe Blondel


Woman of the Ashes: A Novel (Sands of the Emperor #1) Cover Image
By Mia Couto, David Brookshaw (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781250309297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - April 9th, 2019

August 27, 2019:  Woman of the Ashes by Mia Couto


Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143128793
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Published: Penguin Books - January 23rd, 2018

September 24, 2019:  Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi


Disoriental Cover Image
By Negar Djavadi, Tina Kover (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609454517
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Published: Europa Editions - April 17th, 2018

October 22, 2019:  Disoriental by Negar Djavadi


One Part Woman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802128805
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - October 9th, 2018

November 26, 2019:  One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan