Our newest book group, WICE's "Café Littéraire: Savoring French Literature in English" offers a unique and enriching literary experience, focusing exclusively on celebrated French novels that have been honored with either the Prix Femina or the Prix Goncourt (and that are available in English).
These prestigious awards represent the pinnacle of French literary achievement, and our book group provides the opportunity to explore these masterpieces in the original French or in English translations. The selected works offer a window into the rich tapestry of French culture, history, and literary tradition, allowing members to immerse themselves in the eloquence and artistry of France's most esteemed authors.
The group gathers on the 4th Friday of each month between 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Join us as we journey through the pages of these award-winning novels, connecting with the stories and voices that have shaped and defined the French literary landscape.
A list of sample candidate novels is listed below. This list is by no means exhaustive or exclusive, and any other novel that meets the criteria is open for inclusion.
Note: Our book reading groups are among the most popular activities in WICE, and available seats get taken quickly. We will reserve two seats each month in this group for new WICE members. If no new members are not signed up four days before the meeting, we will open up those seats to all members.
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Sample Candidate Novels