Riffraff Book Club


Current Theme + Schedule:

Each season, we choose a new theme on which to base our book club discussions. (For past themes, scroll down.)

Our current theme is Women in Translation, a subject that’s near and dear to our hearts here at Riffraff, and something we believe will resonate with our book club members, both new and old.

The schedule is as follows (descriptions in links):

> Tuesday, September 17
Near to the Wild Heart
by Clarice Lispector

translated from the Brazilian Portuguese by Alison Entrekin

> Tuesday, October 15
Nothing But Dust
by Sandrine Collette

translated from the French by Alison Anderson

> Tuesday, November 19
The Door
by Magda Szabó

translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix

> Tuesday, December 10
Convenience Store Woman
by Sayaka Murata

translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori

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Previous Book Club Books:

> Winter/Spring 2019: Retellings

Autobiography of Red
by Anne Carson

Home Fire
by Kamila Shamsie

The Meursault Investigation
by Kamel Daoud

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
by Angela Carter

Boy, Snow, Bird
by Helen Oyeyemi

Wide Sargasso Sea
by Jean Rhys

> Fall 2018: Capitalism + the Individual

Surveys
by Natasha Stagg

Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl
by Tiqqun

Rich and Poor
by Jacob Wren

Excess—the Factory
by Leslie Kaplan


To join, simply send us a note at info@riffraffpvd.com and read the book before the meeting! All book club titles are $1 off in advance of the discussions.