Meeting Date: first Monday of each month
Time: 5:00 p.m. (until further notice)
Place: Author Autograph Gallery (basement)
Leader: Dr. Brigitte Roussel
Join the French Book club! They read & discuss books in French. This group meets the first Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the basement "Author Autograph Gallery." 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.
May 4, 2020: La Fille de Brooklyn by Guillaume Musso
June 1, 2020: Madame de Julietta by L. Vilmorin
July 6, 2020: Qu'attendent les singes by Yasmina Khadra