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French Book Club

The Book Cellar is proud to present the French Book Club, inspired by our alliance with New York's Albertine bookstore's French Corners project. We plan to read books by French authors, both in translation and perhaps in their native French. All are welcome--à bientôt! 

2020 Selections:

Wednesday, February 26 at 7pm: Proust's Duchess by Caroline Weber (second half)

Wednesday, January 29 at 7pm: Proust's Duchess by Caroline Weber (first half)

2019 Selections:

Wednesday, October 30 at 7pm: Paris Spleen by Charles Baudelaire

Wednesday, September 25 at 7pm: A Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir

Tuesday, August 6th at 7pm: Nadja by Andre Breton

Wednesday, June 26th at 7pm: The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer

Wednesday, May 29th at 7pm: The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault.

Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm: The Anchor Anthology of French Poetry: From Nerval to Valery in English Translation (poet TBA) at the Grafton Pub

Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm: Antigone by Jean Anouilh

2018 Selections:

Wednesday, November 28th at 7pm: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbary

Wednesday, August 29th at 7pm: The Queen's Embroiderer by Joan Dejean

(continued from July, alt. location)

2017 Selections:

Wednesday, February 22nd at 7pm (Alternate Location): In The Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (First Half) by Marcel Proust 

Wednesday, January 25th at 7pm: Swann's Way by Marcel Proust

2016 Selections:

Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm: The Wicked Go To Hell by Frederic Dard

Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm: Anchor Anthology of French Poetry: From Nerval to Valéry in English Translation (The Valéry Section)

Wednesday, August 31st at 7pm: A Man's Place by Annie Ernaux

Wednesday, July 27th at 7pm: The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris, by Edmund White

Wednesday, June 29th at 7pm: The Plague, by Albert Camus

Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm: Dangerous Liaisons, by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Wednesday, March 30th at 7pm: The Mystery Guest, by Gregoire Bouillier

Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm:  The Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

Wednesday, January 27th at 7pm:  A Novel Bookstore  by Laurence Cosse 

2015 selections

Thursday, December 3 at 7pm:  The Anchor Anthology of French Poetry: From Nerval to Valery in English Translation (THE BAUDELAIRE SECTION)

Wednesday, October 28 at 7pm:  Cruel Tales from the Thirteenth Floor by Luc Lang

Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm: The Vagabond By Colette

Thursday, August 27 at 7pm: The Lover By Marguerite Duras

Wednesday, June 25 at 7pm: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm: The Bridge of Beyond by Simone Schwarz-Bart

Paperback Fiction

Streetwise Downtown Chicago
By:
By:
My Kind of Sound
By: Krakow, Steve
MWF Seeking BFF
By: Bertsche, Rachel
1001 Days in the Bleachers : Quarter Century of Chicago Sports
By: Cox, Ted
Sin in the Second City
By: Abbott, Karen

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Streetwise Downtown Chicago
By:
Confessions of a Transylvanian: A Story of Sex, Drugs and Rocky Horror
By: Fox, Ron
MWF Seeking BFF
By: Bertsche, Rachel
1001 Days in the Bleachers : Quarter Century of Chicago Sports
By: Cox, Ted
Sin in the Second City
By: Abbott, Karen
Larry Loves Chicago
By: Skewes, John

Hardcover Fiction

Book of Ralph
Author: McNally, John
My Humor's Working ( Even if I'm Not)
Author: Natale, Noreen
1001 Days in the Bleachers : Quarter Century of Chicago Sports
Author: Cox, Ted
Sin in the Second City
Author: Abbott, Karen
Devil In The White City
Author: Larson, Erik