European Book Club

European Book Club

  | moderated by Isabelle David 

Thursday, October 5 at 12 p.m.
Admission is free
54 W. Chicago Avenue

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For this book club, read Ladivine, by Marie NDiaye - A mesmerizing and heart-stopping psychological tale of a trauma that ensnares three generations of women.

On the first Tuesday of every month, Clarisse Rivière leaves her husband and young daughter and secretly takes the train to Bordeaux to visit her mother, Ladivine. Just as Clarisse’s husband and daughter know nothing of Ladivine, Clarisse herself has hidden nearly every aspect of her adult life from this woman, whom she dreads and despises but also pities. Long ago abandoned by Clarisse’s father, Ladivine works as a housecleaner and has no one but her daughter, whom she knows as Malinka.

Guests who would like to attend should read the book in advance and come prepared to participate in the discussion.