French Book Club ON ZOOM

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.

Crime de L Hotel St Florentin Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9782264040640
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 10 * 18 - September 2nd, 2010

February 1, 2021:  Crime de L'Hotel St. Florentin by Jean-Francois Parot    Partie I jusqu’à la page 191

 


Crime de L Hotel St Florentin Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9782264040640
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 10 * 18 - September 2nd, 2010

March 1, 2021:  Crime de L Hotel St. Florentin by Jean-Francois Parot   Partie II de la page 192 à la fin


Virginia Woolf (Ldp Litterature) Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9782253159605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Livre de Poche - March 16th, 2011

April 5, 2021:  Virginia Wolf by Forester, Vivian   Partie I jusqu’à la page 192

 


Virginia Woolf (Ldp Litterature) Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9782253159605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Livre de Poche - March 16th, 2011

May 3, 2021:  Virginia Wolf by Forester, Vivian    Partie II de la page 193 à la fin

 


Sarinagara (Folio) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9782070321087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallimard Education - April 1st, 2006

June 7, 2021:  Sarinagara by Philippe Forest      Partie I jusqu’à la page 174

 


Sarinagara (Folio) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9782070321087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallimard Education - April 1st, 2006

July 5, 2021:  Sarinagara by Philippe Forest    Partie II de la page 175 à la fin

 

 


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