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 Cat Yugoslavia Cover Image
By Pajtim Statovci, David Hackston (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525432456
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 20th, 2018

June 26, 2018:  2084:  My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci

 

 


Chronicle of the Murdered House Cover Image
By Lucio Cardoso, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator), Robin Patterson (Translator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781940953502
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Open Letter - December 13th, 2016

July 24, 2018:  Chronicle of the Murdered House by Laucio Cardoso

 


Signs Preceding the End of the World Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276421
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: And Other Stories - March 10th, 2015

August 28, 2018:  Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

 


Swallowing Mercury Cover Image
By Wioletta Greg, Eliza Marciniak (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492044
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Transit Books - September 12th, 2017

September 25, 2018:  Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg