2022-23 American Library in Paris Book Group

Strangers in a Strange Land

Thursdays, 15h00-16h30 (Spaces Open)

Why do people take challenging journeys into the unknown? Deliberate flight from the unbearable? Pursuit of a dream? Or perhaps they have been swept, against their will, onto life-changing paths. Whatever the scenario, there is always a story to tell. Our group focuses on novels where protagonists are geographically and/or spiritually far from home, on what has prompted the journey and on how the new land shapes their lives.

Led by Mary Harries Magnusson and Gulseren Kozak-Isik.

Reading List

  • The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
  • The Other Language by Francesca Marciano
  • The Children Act by Ian McEwan
  • Cry The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • Gardens in the Dunes by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  • Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher

Meeting Dates

  • 19 January
  • 16 February
  • 16 March
  • 20 April
  • 25 May
  • 22 June
  • 20 July
  • 21 September
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