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French Book Club

The Book Cellar is proud to present our newest 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


Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345803122
Availability: Special Order
Published: Vintage - November 26th, 2019

A Man's Place Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translated by), Francine Prose (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781609804039
Availability: Special Order
Published: Seven Stories Press - June 5th, 2012

The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris (Writer and the City) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632863775
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 13th, 2015

The Plague (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679720218
Availability: Special Order
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

Dangerous Liaisons Cover Image
By Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Helen Constantine (Introduction by), Helen Constantine (Translated by), Helen Constantine (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780140449570
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Classics - October 30th, 2007

The Mystery Guest Cover Image
By Grégoire Bouillier, Lorin Stein (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780618959709
Availability: Special Order
Published: Mariner Books - September 12th, 2007

The Anchor Anthology of French Poetry: From Nerval to Valery in English Translation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385498883
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - April 18th, 2000

The Flight Portfolio: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984892201
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House Large Print - May 7th, 2019

Paris Spleen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781420950199
Availability: Special Order
Published: - January 1st, 2015

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