World Literature Book Club

World Literature Book Club

Manuel's Tavern
602 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
(Parking is availble across the street in the lot adjacent to Midtown Cleaners & Laundry)

If you interested in receiving other cultures, and are curious to find out how global perspectives are expressed through contemporary European and world literature, this new book club may be for you. Rather than focusing on established canon, this club will delve into a few established classics such as the fable of The Little Prince, and explore emerging genres such as the graphic memoir Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story.  We will also read works fantasy, historical fiction, journalism, and novels from Columbia, Egypt, France, Iceland, South Africa, Switzerland, and Turkey.

The World Literature Book Club meets at Manuel's Tavern on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 

Book Club Liaison: Liza Mueller

December Selection

The Other End of the Line by Andrea Camilleri

Previous Selections

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir by Ai WeiWei

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

The Bone Fire by György Dragomán

When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut

Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro

Mona by Pola Oloixarac

Bitch by Pilar Quintana

China Room by Sunjeev Sahota

Europa's The Passenger: India

A Strange Woman by Leylâ Erbil

Europa's The Passenger: Turkey, 2021

Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Europa’s The Passenger: Japan, 2020

The Anomaly by Hervé Le Tellier

Europa’s The Passenger: Paris, 2021

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

A Lover's Discourse by Xialu Guo

The Tool & The Butterflies by Dmitry Lipskerov

A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam

The Hole by Hye-Young Pyun

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Minor Detail by Adania Shibli

Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz

How Iceland Changed the World by Egill Bjarnason

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Maps by Nuruddin Farah

The Parisian by Isabella Hammad

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Walking on the Ceiling by Ayşegül Savaş

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Severance by Ling Ma

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

Mouthful of Birds by Samantha Schweblin

Rock, Paper, Scissors by Maxim Osipov

Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrea

The Places in Between by Rory Stewart

A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

Ventoux by Bert Wagendorp

Night School by Zsofia Ba

The Wall by Max Annas

Companions by Christina Hesselholdt

Daytripper by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Brother in Ice by Alicia Kopf

The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield

The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher

Breaking Lorca by Giles Blunt

Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, translated by Richard Howard

The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

The Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre 

The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuscinski