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? Our top reads were Two Gentlemen on the Beach by Michael Kohlmeier and Exposed by Jean-Phillipe Blondel. A very close third would be Woman of the Ashes by Mia Couto.
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.
June 23, 2020: Estoril by Dejan Tiago-Stankovic
July 28, 2020: Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau
August 25, 2020: The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn by Tanella Boni
September 22, 2020: Transparent City by Ondjaki