FRENCH AND EUROPEAN BOOK CLUBS

The Alliance Française de Denver has two reqularly occuring book clubs--European Book Club and French Book Club. Each of our book clubs are led by dedicated volunteers and AFD members. Free for AFD members to join, these groups are open to everyone. A small fee  will be charged for non-members to cover the refreshments served.  Interested in joining one of our book clubs? Sign up or renew your membership today!




FRENCH BOOK CLUB UPCOMING MEETINGS:

January 4: Vers la beauté, David Foenkinos.
February 1: Rue des voleurs, Mathias Enard.
March 1: Le consul, Salim Bachi
April 5: Nous, l'Europe, Laurent Gaude
May 3: Thésée, sa vie nouvelle, Camille de Toledo
June 7: L'Archipel du Chien, Philippe Claudel
July 5: Le Jour où Nina Simone a cessé de chanter, Darina Al Joundi
August 2: Nos Amis les Humains, Bernard Werber
September 6: L'Anomalie, Hervé le Tellier (Prix Goncourt 2020)
October 4: Histoire du fils, Marie-Hélène Lafon (Prix Renaudot 2020)
November 1: Frère d'âme, David Diop
December 6: En attendant Bojangles, O. Bourdeaut








EUROPEAN BOOK CLUB

The European Book Club at the Alliance Française de Denver meets on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss books by a diverse list of European authors. Each month the group will read a work by a different European author that has been translated into English. This group is led by our dedicated member Nan Campbell.  

2021 European Book Club Book Selection

January


The Plague, Albert Camus (French)

February

Flights, Olga Tokarczuk (Polish) 

March

That Hair, Djaimilia Perira De Almeida (Portuguese) 

April

A Very Long Engagement, Sébastien Japrisot (French)

May

I am God, Giacomo Sartoni (Italian)

June

Death in Brittany, Jean-Luc Bannalec (German)

July

Boxes, Pascal Garnier (French)

August

The Dinner, Herman Koch (Dutch)

September

The Family Clause, Hassen Khemri (Swedish)

October

The Great Swindle, Pierre Lemaître (French)

November

Miss Iceland, Audur Ava Olafsdottir (Icelandic)

December

Due to the Christmas holiday European Book Club will not be meeting this month. No book has been selected.


2022 European Book Club Book Selection


January 25


The Battle: A Novel  Patrick Rambaud (French)

February 22


The Healer Antti Tuomainen (Finnish)

March 29


No Saints or Angels Ivan Klíma (Czech)

April 26


Older Brother Mahir Guven (French)

May 31


Burning Cities Kai Aareleid (Estonian)

June 28


The Good Life Elsewhere VladimirLorchenkov (Moldovan)

July 26


The Reunion Guillaume Musso (French)

August 30


Marrow and Bone Walter Kempowski (German)

September 27


Not Art Péter  Esterházy (Hungarian)

October 25


The Heart Maylis de Kerangal (French)

November 29


The Twin Gerbrand Bakker (Dutch)

December

Due to the Christmas holiday European Book Club will not be meeting this month. No book has been selected.


FRENCH BOOK CLUB

Our monthly French Book Club is held on the first Monday of each month. Open to everyone,  this group is free to all AFD members and $5 for  non-members who wish to participate. AFD Members and volunteers Jeanne Haji and Annick Pratbernon will  lead the discussion of each month's book. Reading the book selection in French is strongly encouraged but not required. However, all discussions will be held entirely in French. Look below for a full list of this year's selections.  

2021 Book Selection

January

Vers la beauté, David Foenkinos

February

Rue des voleurs, Mathias Enard

March

Le consul, Salim Bachi

April

Nous, l'Europe, Laurent Gaude

May

Thésée, sa nouvelle vie, Camille de Toledo

June

L'Archipel du Chien, Philippe Claudel

July

Le Jour où Nina Simone a cessé de chanter, Darina Al Joundi

August

Nos Amis les Humains, Bernard Werber

September

L'Anomalie, Hervé le Tellier (Prix Goncourt 2020)

October

Histoire du fils, Marie-Hélène Lafon (Prix Renaudot 2020)

November

Frère d'âme, David Diop

December

"En attendant Bojangles, O. Bourdeaut




PAST MEETINGS:


French Book Club March

French Book Club March

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European Book Club

European Book Club

Book of the month: "Lost Luggage" by Jordi Punti[...]

FRENCH BOOK CLUB February

FRENCH BOOK CLUB February

Book of the month: "Félix et la source invisible" de Eric Emmanuel Schmitt[...]

European Book Club

European Book Club

Join us to discuss "The Kites" by Romain Gary. [...]

French Book Club January

French Book Club January

Livre du mois: "Khalil" de Yasmina Khadra presented by Monique. [...]

European Book Club - November

European Book Club - November

This month's selection is "The Painter of Birds" by Lidia Jorge (Portugal)
[...]

French Book Club - December

French Book Club - December

Livre du mois: "La Fêlure" de Thomas de Hugues Corriveau[...]

European Book Club - October

European Book Club - October

This month's selection is "The Seventh Function of Language" by Laurent Binet (France)[...]

French Book Club - November

French Book Club - November

Livre du mois: "Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles" de Sébastien Japrisot[...]

WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

Lir M.

I'd like to start this off by thanking you for teaching me so much French. You were a great teacher and you helped me learn so many new things. I'd also like to apologize for missing a lot of lessons, although I'm sure that I would've rather gone to them. Again, you are the best teacher I've ever had, and it's sad to say goodbye to you.


Lir M.

Stephen G.

Alliance Française de Denver created a wonderful virtual environment where I spent my Summer vacation; visiting the winemaking area of Bouzy; celebrating Bastille Day; learning how to cook with flowers; touring historic châteaux and beautiful villages; all in the safety and comfort of my home.

A real treat for any Francophone person; especially having a daily place for French chat to try out and maintain colloquial skills.


Stephen G.

Sue T.

Anne is fantastic! The material is fast paced for this "old dog" to learn new tricks, but we could not go slower. It has been very helpful to prepare me for my trip to France.


Sue T.

Cristina G.

A great place to learn and practice French while getting acquainted with French culture and interesting people. I definitely recommend AFD and their events. Je parle français! Et vous?


Cristina G.

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