International Book Club

Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures and read about foreign lands? Join the International Book Club! This group is open to all students, staff and faculty. We will meet once a month and discuss literature of every genre the club members are interested in. What we strive for in this club is deeper understanding about international and intercultural experiences. This is a fun way to meet new people of different cultures and discuss a common thread between us all: a love for reading. This group will be led by Assistant Professor Kay Boehr.

We will be ordering a few copies of each book for the Park University bookstore. Alternately, Ann Schultis in the library can help you get a copy through interlibrary loan. I've also put the link to each book on Amazon, below.

 

Meeting schedule for Fall 2014:

Thursday, October 9, 1:00 p.m., Pirate Grounds, Thompson Commons -- at this meeting we all suggested titles for the year's books. Everyone who attended the first meeting is currently voting on titles for the rest of the semester, if not the whole year. 

Thursday, November 6, 1:00 p.m., Pirate Grounds, Thompson Commons

Book: Persepolis, Vol. 1, by Marjane Satrapi

http://www.amazon.com/Persepolis-Story-Childhood-Marjane-Satrapi/dp/037571457X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413577541&sr=1-1&keywords=persepolis

 

Thursday, December 4, 1:00 p.m., Pirate Grounds, Thompson Commons

Book: The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri

http://www.amazon.com/Lowland-Vintage-Contemporaries-Jhumpa-Lahiri/dp/0307278263/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413577604&sr=1-1&keywords=the+lowland

Upcoming books for spring semester:

Maqroll (Three Novellas) by Alvaro Mutis

http://www.amazon.com/Maqroll-Three-Novellas-Admiral-Ilona/dp/0060166231/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413577636&sr=1-2&keywords=maqroll

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, by Jonas Jonasson

http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Who-Saved-King-Sweden/dp/006232912X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413577681&sr=1-1&keywords=the+girl+who+saved+the+king+of+sweden

One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garçia Marquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa

http://www.amazon.com/One-Hundred-Years-Solitude-P-S/dp/0060883286/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413577711&sr=1-1&keywords=one+hundred+years+of+solitude

E-mail Smohr@park.edu for more information. Sponsored by Global Education and Study Abroad. Books will be available for purchase at the Park University bookstore in the Parkville underground.