American Library in Paris Book Group

Strangers in a Strange Land

Thursdays, 15h00-16h30 (Waitlist Only)

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 Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher
  • The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
  • Intimacies by Katie Kitamura
  • Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
  • The Years by Annie Ernaux

Meeting Dates

  • 21 September
  • 19 October
  • 16 November
  • 14 December
  • 18 January 2024
  • 15 February
  • 21 March
  • 18 April
  • 23 May
  • 20 June
  • 18 July
  • 19 September
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