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International Book Club meets at 6:30 PM the third Tuesday of every month. The meetings are free and open to the public. Copies of books up for discussion are available to borrow from the Ground Floor Check Out Desk (first come first serve). For more information about this group please contact Pam Colt, Reference Librarian, at pcolt@LowellLibrary.org or 978-674-1536.

Upcoming Discussions

October 19, 2021 – The Woman from Uruguay by Pedro Maidral

2021 Past Reads

September 21, 2021 – Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky


August – CANCELLED

July 20, 2021 – Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata


June 15, 2021 –¬†The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World¬†by Lucette Lagnado


May 18, 2021 –Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis


April 20, 2021 – The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Sei Shonagon


March 16, 2021 – The Ghost-Seer by Friedrich Schiller


February 16, 2021 – Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene


January 19, 2021 –This Earth of Mankind by Pramoeda Ananta Toer


2020 Past Reads

December 15, 2020 – Fog by Miguel de Unamuno


November 17, 2020 –¬†Eugenie Grandet by Honor√©¬†de Balzac


October 20, 2020 –¬†The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio


September 15, 2020 – A Long Way Home by Peter Carey


August 18, 2020 –¬†The End of Eddy¬† by Edouard Louis


July 28, 2020 – The End by Fernanda Torres –¬†note this is an alternate date due to COVID-19 conflicts. Typically, the International Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month.¬†

the End Book Jacket by Fernanda Torres


March 17, 2020 ‚Äď The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret


February 18, 2020 –¬†The Real Life of Sebastian Knight¬†by Vladimir Nabokov


January 21, 2010 – The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vazquez


2019 Past Reads

December 17, 2019 – Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi


November 19, 2019 –¬†Under the Net¬†by Iris Murdoch


October 15, 2019 –¬†The Cave¬†by Jose Saramago

The Cave by Jose Saramago


September 17, 2019 – The Crazed by Ha Jin

The Crazed by Ha Jin


August 20, 2019 – The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

White Tiger by Aravind Adiga


July –¬†The Blue Flower¬†by Penelope Fitzgerald


June – The World and Town by Gish Jen


May – The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani


April – Cold Skin by Albert S√°nchez Pi√Īol


March ‚Äď My Tender Matador by Pedro Lembel


February ‚ÄstThe Red-Haired Woman¬†by Orhan Pamuk


January¬† ‚ÄstElegance of the Hedgehog¬†by Muriel Barbery

2018 Past Reads

December   РCrossing the River by Caryl Phillips


November  РPale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov


October  РThe Pigeon by Patrick Suskind


September – Crossbones by Nuruddin Farah


August –¬†¬†Radiance of Tomorrow¬†by¬†Ishmael Beah

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July –¬†Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges

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June –¬†The Yacoubian Building ¬†by¬†¬†Alaa Al Aswany

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May –¬†¬†The Fall of the Stone City¬†by¬†Ismail Kadare

Fall of the Stone City


April РStrawberry Fields by Marina Lewcyka

strawberry fields


March РCain by Jose Saramago

cain


February –¬† We Need New Names by¬†NoViolet Bulwayo

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January – cancelled due to water damage at the library. Selection rescheduled for the February meeting


 

2017 Past Reads

December –¬†The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

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November –¬†Rouse Up O Young Men by Kenzaburo Oe

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October РMr. Palomarby Italo Calvino

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September РAdrift on the Nile by  Naguib Mahfouz

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August РThe Rings of Saturn by  W.G. Sebald

Rings of Saturn


July –¬† The Festival of Insignificance¬†by¬†Milan Kundera

Kundera


June РTypical American by Gish Jen


May – The Eagle’s Throne¬†by Carlos Fuentes


April РPanther in the Basement by Amos Oz


March –¬† Breath, Eyes, Memory¬†by¬†Edwidge Danticat


February – The Moor’s Last Sigh¬†by Salman Rushdie


January РWaiting by Ha Jin


 

2016 Past Reads

December РSputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami


November РChronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez


October РA Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul


September –Stealing Buddha’s Dinner¬†by¬†Bich Minh Nguyen


July & August – no meetings for summer


June Р The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid


May РMornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa


April РThe Piano Tuner by Daniel Phillipe Mason


March РThings Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe


February РBridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder