French Book Club

The book club is the perfect opportunity to meet and exchange with other French speakers around a good book!
In this year 2020, the book club of the Société francophone de Maillardville is back in service and offers you a new reading list in order to plunge you into some beautiful adventures and discover new authors. One Monday per month, come and share a friendly moment between reading enthusiasts and express your feelings about the book of the month.
27 january: « Bakhita » de Véronique Olmi
24 february: « Le tour du monde du roi Zébeline » de Jean-Christophe Rufin
30 march: « Mer blanche » de Roy Jacobsen
27 april: « Manikanetish » de Naomi Fontaine
25 may: « Ici-même » de Taleb Alrefai
29 jun: meeting to choose the next titles
For more information, please contact Michèle Desponts: 604-465-1505
The meetings take place at 18h30 at the Banque Vancity, 969 Brunette/ Lebleu

Books on display:

FYI: Please not that the book club is only offered in French.

During the year 2020, we offer you the possibility to dive into the heart of new works all different from one another.
27 january 2020: « Bakhita » de Véronique Olmi

Inspired by the true story of a former slave who became a saint, this poignant novel explores how a human being can survive the obliteration of her identity, and how kindness and generosity can be born out of profound trauma.

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24 february 2020: « Le tour du monde du roi Zébeline » de Jean-Christophe Rufin

How a young nobleman born in Central Europe, contemporary of Voltaire and Casanova, will end up in Siberia then in China, to finally become king of Madagascar…

30 march 2020: « Mer blanche » de Roy Jacobsen

The sequel to the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Unseen: No-one can be alone on an island . . . But Ingrid is alone on Barrøy, the island that bears her name, while the war of her childhood has been replaced by a new more terrible war and Norway is under the Nazi boot. When the bodies from a bombed troopship begin to wash up on the shore, Ingrid cannot know that one will be alive and warm enough to erase a lifetime of loneliness. She cannot know what she will suffer in protecting her lover from the Germans and their Norwegian collaborators, nor the journey she will face, wrenched from her island once more, to return home. Or that, amid the suffering of war, among refugees fleeing famine and scorched-earth retreats, she will be given a gift with a value beyond measure.

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27 april 2020: « Manikanetish » de Naomi Fontaine

A French teacher working on an Innu reserve in the North-Coast region tells the story of her students who are trying to take charge of their lives. She will do anything to get them out of distress, even get into theatre with them. In these voices, looks and landscapes, struggle and hope stand out.

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25 may 2020: « Ici-même » de Taleb Alrefai

In this novel mixing fiction and reality, Taleb Alrefai stages his own character, witness to a love story which ups and downs he delivers us with compassion, without passing judgment. A young Kuwaiti woman, Kawthar, defies her liberal family and reveals the machismo, lies and concealment in the social and intimate life of women.

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