First Meetup of 2014 - Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

We have a winner for January (but it was very tight!!!)... we will read for January's meeting Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky .

Originally, the book was written in French... so, although the discussion will be in English, it might be interesting to see whether there are differences in appreciation or understanding between the original language and the translation...

Enjoy your reading!!!

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  • Dolores L.

    interesting and lively discussion

    January 15, 2014

  • Alexa Ruzicka P.

    I left a little earlier because I had a sitter at home. Normally I'd be happy to stay on a bit...

    January 15, 2014

  • Catherine

    I enjoyed reading the novel and discussing with the group, even if I didn't understand all the exchanges, my English not being that good , rarely getting the chance to practice it.
    I was sorry we could not continue talking a little longer afterwards, in a smaller group ,which is easier,next time maybe.
    All the best to everybody, Catherine

    January 15, 2014

    • Ganit

      Although some have to leave at about 10pm, always stay a bit later and there are almost always few who stay, so next time don't hesitate to stay...

      January 15, 2014

    • Dolores L.

      I scurried home as was walking. Maybe we could start a little earlier?

      January 15, 2014

  • Coline

    The book is The Silence Of The Ses , written by Vercors , a codename . I t was publisched in 1942 , by an underground publishing house , and distribuated sous le manteau , as we Say in french , A story of mental résistance , by an author who put his own life in danger , very intense . It was a great présure to met you .

    January 14, 2014

    • Pascal B.

      Coline this book was published in its English version under the name "Put Out the Light."

      1 · January 15, 2014

    • Dolores L.

      PUBLISHED
      2010
      written by Terry Dreary
      GENRE
      Children/Young Adult

      January 15, 2014

  • Coline

    Of course , it was a great pleasure to meet you , my english is still in a sort of larval state , but it was corrected , not for the better , by my diabolic computer . Soyez indulgent...

    January 14, 2014

  • Ganit

    Thanks for all the participants for their active and interesting contributions!!!

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was the book that someone suggested as an alternative to the book discussed called "La memoire de la mer"? I remember something about the sea.

    January 14, 2014

  • Poziomkowska A.

    Though I have not finished to read the book and I was hesitating to come I was very pleased to meet new people and to listen to their ideas. I learnt a lot.

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi my flight was delayed and I am not back in Paris until tomorrow :-( so sorry !

    January 13, 2014

  • Pascal B.

    Hi all, very sorry but not able to join you this evening , any way, I did appreciate to have the opportunity discovering this writer, I really enjoyed to read it, with some key sentences which I made it my own such as: "Important events — whether serious, happy or unfortunate — do not change a man's soul, they merely bring it into relief, just as a strong gust of wind reveals the true shape of a tree when it blows off all its leaves" and "What's important is to live: Primum vivere. One day at a time. To survive, to wait, to hope."

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Jasmine Cordelia S.

    I am held back at work and might not be able to make it this evening..will try though!

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work late tonight unexpectedly. I'll do my best to make it. If not, I hope it's good meeting.

    January 13, 2014

  • Yulin L

    It looks like I won't be able to make it tomorrow. I'm already done with the book. Bummer! Have another great discussion!

    January 12, 2014

  • Iris

    I am frustrated to have to cancel for next Monday! I wish you all an excellent evening, and I hope to come another time very soon.

    January 10, 2014

  • Dolores L.

    I'd like to attend though it has been awhile since I read the book.

    January 9, 2014

    • Ganit

      and you are most welcome...

      January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I read it in French ... curious to see hwat anglophones might think

    December 1, 2013

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