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French Book Club

The Book Cellar is proud to present the French Book Club, inspired by our alliance with New York's Albertine bookstore's French Corners project. We plan to read books by French authors, both in translation and perhaps in their native French. All are welcome--à bientôt! 

2020 Selections:

Wednesday, February 26 at 7pm: Proust's Duchess by Caroline Weber (second half)

Wednesday, January 29 at 7pm: Proust's Duchess by Caroline Weber (first half)

2019 Selections:

Wednesday, October 30 at 7pm: Paris Spleen by Charles Baudelaire

Wednesday, September 25 at 7pm: A Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir

Tuesday, August 6th at 7pm: Nadja by Andre Breton

Wednesday, June 26th at 7pm: The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer

Wednesday, May 29th at 7pm: The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault.

Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm: The Anchor Anthology of French Poetry: From Nerval to Valery in English Translation (poet TBA) at the Grafton Pub

Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm: Antigone by Jean Anouilh

2018 Selections:

Wednesday, November 28th at 7pm: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbary

Wednesday, August 29th at 7pm: The Queen's Embroiderer by Joan Dejean

(continued from July, alt. location)

2017 Selections:

Wednesday, February 22nd at 7pm (Alternate Location): In The Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (First Half) by Marcel Proust 

Wednesday, January 25th at 7pm: Swann's Way by Marcel Proust

2016 Selections:

Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm: The Wicked Go To Hell by Frederic Dard

Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm: Anchor Anthology of French Poetry: From Nerval to Valéry in English Translation (The Valéry Section)

Wednesday, August 31st at 7pm: A Man's Place by Annie Ernaux

Wednesday, July 27th at 7pm: The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris, by Edmund White

Wednesday, June 29th at 7pm: The Plague, by Albert Camus

Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm: Dangerous Liaisons, by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Wednesday, March 30th at 7pm: The Mystery Guest, by Gregoire Bouillier

Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm:  The Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

Wednesday, January 27th at 7pm:  A Novel Bookstore  by Laurence Cosse 

2015 selections

Thursday, December 3 at 7pm:  The Anchor Anthology of French Poetry: From Nerval to Valery in English Translation (THE BAUDELAIRE SECTION)

Wednesday, October 28 at 7pm:  Cruel Tales from the Thirteenth Floor by Luc Lang

Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm: The Vagabond By Colette

Thursday, August 27 at 7pm: The Lover By Marguerite Duras

Wednesday, June 25 at 7pm: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm: The Bridge of Beyond by Simone Schwarz-Bart

Paperback Fiction

Sorry Bro
By: Voskuni, Taleen
Books of Jacob
By: Tokarczuk, Olga
Violeta [English Edition]
By: Allende, Isabel
Sweet Spot
By: Poeppel, Amy
Heart Bones
By: Hoover, Colleen
Stolen
By: Laestadius, Ann-Helén
Notes on an Execution
By: Kukafka, Danya
Club
By: Lloyd, Ellery
Swimmers
By: Otsuka, Julie

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Chuck Berry
By: Smith, Rj
Empire of Ice and Stone
By: Levy, Buddy
Polar Exposure
By: Aston, Felicity
Surrender
By: Bono
Awe
By: Keltner, Dacher
Rough Sleepers
By: Kidder, Tracy
Spare
By: Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
Children of the State
By: Hobbs, Jeff
Guest at the Feast
By: Toibin, Colm

Hardcover Fiction

How to Sell a Haunted House
Author: Hendrix, Grady
In the Upper Country
Author: Thomas, Kai
River Sing Me Home
Author: Shearer, Eleanor
Pod
Author: Paull, Laline
Hell Bent
Author: Bardugo, Leigh
Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone
Author: Stevenson, Benjamin
Small World
Author: Zigman, Laura
After Sappho
Author: Schwartz, Selby Wynn
This Other Eden
Author: Harding, Paul