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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

Murder at Mallowan Hall
By: Cambridge, Colleen
Family Izquierdo
By: Degollado, Rubén
My Brother
By: Smirnoff, Karin
Jealousy Man and Other Stories
By: Nesbo, Jo
Harlem Shuffle
By: Whitehead, Colson
Morning Star
By: Knausgaard, Karl Ove
System So Magnificent It Is Blinding
By: Svensson, Amanda
Sleeping Car Porter
By: Mayr, Suzette
Cloud Cuckoo Land
By: Doerr, Anthony

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Solito
By: Zamora, Javier
Ducks
By: Beaton, Kate
Faith Hope and Carnage
By: O'Hagan, Seán
Woman Without Shame
By: Cisneros, Sandra
Stay True
By: Hsu, Hua
Lady Justice
By: Lithwick, Dahlia
What If 2
By: Munroe, Randall
One Hundred Saturdays
By: Frank, Michael
The Breach
By: Riggleman, Denver

Hardcover Fiction

Suspect
Author: Turow, Scott
Door of No Return
Author: Alexander, Kwame
Golden Enclaves
Author: Novik, Naomi
Shrines of Gaiety
Author: Atkinson, Kate
Shadow Murders
Author: Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Best of Friends
Author: Shamsie, Kamila
Mr. Wilder and Me
Author: Coe, Jonathan
We Spread
Author: Reid, Iain
Winners
Author: Backman, Fredrik