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This group reads and discusses international fiction.
Mezzanine Meeting Room
September 18: As Sweet As Honey By Indira Ganesan Ganesan’s novel is set on the island of Pi in the Bay of Bengal. The tale is narrated by 10-year-old Mina. Whether she’s describing verdant, lush Pi or bustling, crowded London, Ganesan brings Meterling’s two worlds, and her conflicted feelings about each of them, to vibrant life.
October 23: The Sound Of Things Falling By Juan Gabriel Vasquez A gripping novel, absorbing right to the end…The Sound of Things Falling…[is] also a deep meditation on fate and death. Even in translation, the superb quality of Vásquez's prose is evident, captured in Anne McLean's idiomatic English version. All the novel's characters are well imagined, original and rounded. Bogotá and the Colombian countryside are beautifully if grimly described.
November 20: Transatlantic By Colum Mccann McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined. The most mature work yet from an incomparable storyteller, Transatlantic is a profound meditation on identity and history in a wide world that grows somehow smaller and more wondrous with each passing year.
December 18: Road Ends By Mary Lawson From an acclaimed writer whose work invites comparisons to Elizabeth Strout, Rick Bass, and Richard Ford comes a brilliantly layered novel about self-sacrifice, family relationships, and the weight of our responsibility to those we love.