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!




UPCOMING MEETINGS:


European Book Club

European Book Club

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

French Book Club March

French Book Club March

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European Book Club March

European Book Club March

This months' book: "How The Soldier Repairs The Gramophone" by Sasa Stanzszc (Bosnia) [...]




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.  Look below for a full list of this year's selections.  

2020 Book Selections

January

"The Kites" by Romain Gary (France)

February

"Lost Luggage" by Jordi Punti (Spain) 

March

"How The Soldier Repairs The Gramophone" by Sasa Stanzszc (Bosnia) 

April

"Total Chaos" by Jean-Claude Izzo (France)

May

"In Your Hands" by Ines Pedrosa (Portugal)

June

"The Accident" by Ismail Kadare (Albania)

July

"Fields of Glory" by jean Rouaud (France)

August

"Hotel Tito" by Ivana Bodrozic (Croatia)

September

"Trick" by Domenico Starnone (Italy)

October

"Submission" by Michel Houellebecq (France)

November

"Wait, Blink" by Gunnhild Oyehaug (Norway)

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.  

2020 Book Selections

January


"Khalil" de Yasmina Khadra

February

"Felix et la source invisible" de Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

March

"Grand frère" de Mahir Guven

April

"Tous les hommes n'habitent pas la Terre de la même façon" de Jean-Paul Dubois

May

"La dernière des Stanfield" de Marc Lévy

June

"Le Mythe de Sisyphe" d'Albert Camus

July

"Stupeur et tremblements" d'Amélie Nothomb 

August

"Rien ne s'oppose à la nuit" de Delphine de Vigan

September

Les sept mariages d'Edgar et Ludmilla" de Rufin

October

"le Château de ma mère" de Marcel Pagnol

November

"Pas pleurer" de Lydie Salvayre

December

"La petite fille sur la photo" de Brigitte Benkenoun




PAST MEETINGS:


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)
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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[...]

French Book Club - October

French Book Club - October

Livre du mois: "Le Petit Pays" de Gaël Faye [...]

European Book Club - September

European Book Club - September

This month's selection is "Mirror, Shoulder, Signal" by Dorthe Nors (Denmark)[...]

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