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World Readers Book Club

Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:00 pm

Join us October 15 @ 1 pm. The world is your bookshelf. We meet monthly to read and discuss a variety of excellent, sometimes obscure, fiction in English translation from around the world. We meet the third Thursday of the month on Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom ID and passcode. Participants are asked to supply their own reading copies, but most of the books are available in print and digital formats at Delray Beach Public Library, on Overdrive, and Cloud Library.

Third Thursday of the Month on Zoom @ 1 pm

Free; registration required. Zoom link/password provided at registration.

A free PDF of the books Blue Jewellery (Oct. 15th) and Maryam: Keeper of Stories (Dec. 17) are available upon request. Register for the discussion and then send an email request to


October 15 – Blue Jewellery (tr. from German) by Katharina Winkler

November 19 – Woman at 1,000 Degrees (tr. from Icelandic) by Hallgrimur Helgason

December 17 – The Discomfort of Evening (tr. from Dutch) by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld – Winner: International Booker Prize 2020

January 21, 2021 – House on Endless Waters (tr. from Hebrew) by Emuna Elon

February 18 – Tender is the Flesh (tr. from Spanish) by Agustina Bazterrica

March 18 – Breasts and Eggs (tr. from Japanese) by Mieko Kawakami

April 15 – Serenade for Nadia (tr. from Turkish) by Zulfu Livaneli

May 20 – Maryam: Keeper of Stories (tr. from Arabic) by Alawiya Sobh

Participants are responsible for acquiring their own reading copies. Most of the books are available in print and digital formats from Delray Beach Public Library, Overdrive, or Cloud Library.

Free; Registration encouraged but not required.

FREE; registration required.

Organizer: Isabella Rowan