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International Book Club meets at 6:30 PM the second Wednesday 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

International Book Club is back on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm – this is virtual program only.

For more information about the International  Book Club, please contact Pam Colt at

Upcoming Discussions

2023 Past Reads (Revived April 2023)

September 13

The Fox Hunt by Mohammed Al Samawi

August 9, 2023 – Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck

July 12, 2023- Forbidden Notebook by Alba de Céspedes

June 14, 2023- The World and All that it Holds by Aleksandar Hemon

May 10th, 2023 – The Gospel According to the New World by Maryse Conde

April 12, 2023 – Never Look an American in the Eye by Okey Ndibe

2022 Past Reads

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – Georges by Alexandre Dumas

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 –¬†The Second Biggest Nothing¬†by Colin Cotterill

April 19, 2022 – The Country Girls by Edna O’Brien

March 15, 2022 –¬†¬†The Illustrious House of Ramires, by Eca de Queiros.

February 15, 2022 –¬†Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah

January 18, 2022 – The Finishing School by Muriel Spark

2021 Past Reads

December 21, 2021 –¬†P√®re Goriot¬†by Honor√© de Balzac

November 16, 2021 – The Quiet American by Graham Greene

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

September 21, 2021 –

Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky


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


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


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