Euro Book Club 9/24/19
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 dedicated member and volunteer, Nan Campbell.
This Month's Selection:
"Mirror, Shoulder, Signal" by Dorthe Nors (Denmark)
Sonja's over forty, and she's trying to move in the right direction. She's learning to drive. She's joined a meditation group. And she's
attempting to reconnect with her sister. But Sonja would rather eat cake than meditate. Her driving instructor won't let her change gear.
And her sister won't return her calls. Sonja's mind keeps wandering back to the dramatic landscapes of her childhood - the singing whooper
swans, the endless sky, and getting lost barefoot in the rye fields - but how can she return to a place that she no longer recognizes? And
how can she escape the alienating streets of Copenhagen? --goodreads.com
Dorthe Nors, is a Danish author and writer. She is the first Danish author to be published in the American magazine The New Yorker. She was born in 1970 and studied literature and art history at the University of Aarhus. After publishing three novels, she wrote Karate Chop, her collection of short stories, in 2008 and Minna Needs Rehearsal Space in 2013. She has seen her short stories in various publications, including The Boston Review, Harpers and The New Yorker, and has contributed to anthologies in Denmark and Germany. Having international acclaim, she lives in rural Jutland, Denmark. --goodreads.com