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To read and discuss the most influential books in human history that changed the world. Full list of books discussed so far and future events can be found at the club website: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub

and glocals page: https://www.glocals.com/groups/geneva/geneva-book-club.htm

Upcoming events (3)

Book discussion- Book 135 - Slow Homecoming by Peter Handke

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Provocative, romantic, and restlessly exploratory, Peter Handke is one of the great writers of our time. Slow Homecoming, originally published in the late 1970s, is central to his achievement and to the powerful influence he has exercised on other writers, chief among them W.G. Sebald. A novel of self-questioning and self-discovery, Slow Homecoming is a singular odyssey, an escape from the distractions of the modern world and the unhappy consciousness, a voyage that is fraught and fearful but ultimately restorative, ending on an unexpected note of joy.

Presenter: Vlad
Starting time: 19:15 sharp

Format:
1. Members introduction (10 minutes)
2. Brief introduction of next book (5 minutes)
3. Book presentation (20-30 minutes)
– A brief history of author’s life
– A short summary of the book
– Main ideas/themes
4. Group discussion (45-60 minutes), members' personal views on the book, opposing ideas, etc.

Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Upcoming events: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub/post/future

Past events: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub/post/_past

To join the glocals group: http://www.glocals.com/groups/geneva/geneva-book-club.htm

To join the Meetup group:
https://www.meetup.com/Geneva-International-Book-Club/

Book selection: The Big (summer) Read

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Say Yes to the Big Book!

While overall reticent to choose a 400+pages book for our discussions, we might have missed on amazing longer reads. With the summer break approaching, and more time to read (!) on our hands, we thought we'd bring back into the selection process some big books that failed to get our votes mainly due to their size.

Everyone is invited to present a big book (previously put forward at the club, or not) they think is worth our summer read. We will then chose the winner as per our traditional method.

Location to be determined closer to event.

Starting time: 7:15 pm sharp
Presenter: all that wish to contribute

Format:

Part 1: presenter(s) provide a short overview of the pre-selected books, highlighting some of the reviews and critics. Members who have read any of the books can contribute.

Part 2: participants are invited to introduce any book that they would like to recommend and provide a short overview thereof (on a voluntarily basis).

Part 3: participants vote to select the book to be discussed in one of the upcoming book discussion meetings.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Upcoming events: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub/post/future

Past events: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub/post/_past

To join the glocals group: http://www.glocals.com/groups/geneva/geneva-book-club.htm

To join the Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Geneva-International-Book-Club/

Book discussion- Book 136 - The Colonel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

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LINK to event to be posted closer to date.

A strong and irresistible window into Iran, a novel about the 1979 revolution and its violent aftermath. The five children of the title character, an officer in the shah’s army, have all taken different political paths and paid a heavy price. The story unfolds on one rainy night as the colonel is trying to retrieve and bury the body of his youngest daughter, who has been tortured to death for handing out leaflets criticizing the new regime.
A must-read for everyone remotely interested in Iran and its turbulent 20th century history.

Presenter: TBC
Starting time: 19:15 sharp

Format:
1. Members introduction (10 minutes)
2. Brief introduction of next book (5 minutes)
3. Book presentation (20-30 minutes)
– A brief history of author’s life
– A short summary of the book
– Main ideas/themes
4. Group discussion (45-60 minutes), members' personal views on the book, opposing ideas, etc.

Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Upcoming events: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub/post/future

Past events: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub/post/_past

To join the glocals group: http://www.glocals.com/groups/geneva/geneva-book-club.htm

To join the Meetup group:
https://www.meetup.com/Geneva-International-Book-Club/

Past events (45)

Book selection: Persian literature

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