The EUU Book Club meets online on Zoom every month or so to discuss a book by a European author. We usually meet on the 4th Sunday of the month,

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……

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 June 30 meeting, we are reading

The Braid: A Novel – Laetitia Colombani

For July 28

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy





Books we’ve discussed previously:

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting   Milan Kundera

Crabwalk  Günter Grass

Penguin Island  Anatole France

Malacqua – Nicola Puglieses

Time Shelter – Georgi Gospodinov

Justine – Lawrence Durrell

Cold People – Tom Rob Smith

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Three Apples Fell from the Sky – Narine Abgaryan

Crime and Punishment –  Fyodor Dostoevsky

Lessons in Chemistry –  Bonnie Garmus

Les Années (The Years) – Annie Ernaux

Ivanhoe – Walter Scott

Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo

Flawed – Cecelia Ahern

Grey Bees – Andrey Kurkov

Good Citizens Need Not Fear – Maria Reva

Embers – Sándor Márai

The Fall of the King – Johannes V. Jensen

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old – Hendrik Groen

Measuring the World – Daniel Kehlmann

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