The EUU Book Club meets online every month or so to discuss a book by a European author. We use ZOOM meeting software so we can see each other on our computers as well as hear each other.

We take turns suggesting the book. Many of us read the books in English translation, but some members read them in the original French, Spanish, German, Danish…… Some of the books are long, and it takes us two meetings to finish reading and discussing them.

We are a relaxed group of EUU members (and friends) and enjoy getting together online. Please join us – we welcome new members! Contact Caitlin McGinn for more information.

For our Nov 14 meeting, we are reading


Measuring the World – Daniel Kehlmann





Books we’ve discussed previously:

Ninety-Three – Victor Hugo

On Tangled Paths – Theodore Fontaine

When We Were Orphans – Kazuo Ishiguro

Life Begins on Friday – Ioana Pârvulescu

Never Mind – Edward St Aubyn

The Radetzky March —Joseph Roth

The Emigrants —W.G. Sebald

Suite Française —Irène Némirovsky

Living’s the Strange Thing — Carmen Martin Gaite

The Plague — Albert Camus

Indiana — George Sand

Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas — Machado de Assis

Purge — Sofi Oksanen

Birds without Wings — Louis de Bernieres

The Capital  Robert Menasse

The Red and the Black Stendhal

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead  Olga Tokarczuk

Night Train to Lisbon Pascal Mercier

A Chess Story Stefan Zweig

War with the Newts Karel Čapek

The Leopard Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

The Little Red Chairs Edna O’Brien

Stones from the River  Ursula Hegi

Juliet, Naked — Nick Hornby

The Black Notebook (L’Herbe des nuits) — Patrick Modiano

A Man Called Ove — Fredrik Backman

Alone in Berlin (Every Man Dies Alone) — Hans Fallada

Star of the Sea — Joseph O’Connor

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared — Jonas Jonasson

A Heart of Stone —  Renate Dorrestein

Judas — Amos Oz

The German Lesson (Deutschstunde) — Siegfried Lenz

Shadow of the Wind — Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Faust I Goethe

Good Soldier SvejkJaroslav Hasek

Bridge on the Drina — Ivo Andric

The Summer Book — Tove Jansson

The Discovery of Heaven — Harry Mulisch

The Book ThiefMarkus Zusak

Submission — Michel Houellebecq

The Name of the Rose — Umberto Eco

Paradise Reclaimed — Halldor Laxness

The Importance of Being Earnest — Oscar Wilde

Master and Margarita — Michail Bulgakow

Nora Webster — Colm Toibin

City of Marvels — Eduardo Mendoza

Gösta Berling’s Saga — Selma Lagerlof

Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies’ Paradise) — Emile Zola

Out of Africa — Karen Blixen

Blindness — Jose Saramago

Sailing against the Wind — Jaan Kross

My Name is RedOrhan Pamuk

All Quiet on the Western Front— Erich Maria Remarque

A Room with a View — E.M. Forster