Meeting Date: first Monday of each month
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: On Zoom (For more information, please contact the bookstore.)
Leader: Dr. Brigitte Roussel
Join the French Book club! They read & discuss books in French. This group meets the first Monday of each month. The group is led by Dr. Brigitte Roussel, who is an Associate Professor of French at WSU where she teaches French literature courses. She coordinates the exchange program between WSU and the University of Orleans in France, and she is involved in the Sister Cities partnership as well.
A Short Introduction to French Book Club:
1.What book has been your group's favorite selection this past year? Why? In 2019, the French Book Club members enjoyed reading Les Adieux à la Reine (Farewell to the Queen), a novel about the last few days of Marie-Antoinette and the royal family at Versailles. The fictionalized account, told by a fictitious Queen's appointed personal reader, rendered the atmosphere of incredulity, then sheer panic, in a most moving way for our contemporary audience. The book was so successful that it was made into a French movie that won immediate international praise. Our group loves to have pot-luck dinners where we watch movies made from the books we read.
2. How would you describe your book club to a prospective member? The French Book Club is definitely all in French, with speakers of moderate to advanced proficiency skills. However, people interested in attending and just listening are welcome. The group is an animated bunch who like to discuss ideas and characters until the cows go home! We welcome people from the community, the university, other countries, and we enjoy the range of different ages and cultural make up we have.
See what we're reading this quarter listed below.
February 1, 2021: Crime de L'Hotel St. Florentin by Jean-Francois Parot Partie I jusqu’à la page 191
March 1, 2021: Crime de L Hotel St. Florentin by Jean-Francois Parot Partie II de la page 192 à la fin
April 5, 2021: Virginia Wolf by Forester, Vivian Partie I jusqu’à la page 192
May 3, 2021: Virginia Wolf by Forester, Vivian Partie II de la page 193 à la fin
June 7, 2021: Sarinagara by Philippe Forest Partie I jusqu’à la page 174
July 5, 2021: Sarinagara by Philippe Forest Partie II de la page 175 à la fin