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

  • Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

  • The Years by Annie Ernaux

  • A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

  • A Lover’s Discourse by Xiaolu Guo

  • The Lost Diaries of Frans Hals by Michael Kernan

  • The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley

  • A Month in Siena by Hisham Matar

  • The Magician by Colm Tóibín

Meeting Dates

  • 18 January 2024
  • 15 February
  • 21 March
  • 18 April
  • 23 May
  • 20 June
  • 18 July
  • 19 September