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.  

The Emissary Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811227629
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - April 24th, 2018

*December 19, 2019:  The Emisssary by Yoko Tawaka

Meeting changed from regularly-scheduled date.


Nevada Days: A Novel Cover Image
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
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
ISBN: 9781786698179
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock. Usually Ships in 3-5 Days.
Published: Apollo - October 1st, 2019

March 24, 2020:  Estoril by Dejan Tiago-Stankovic