Found in Translation Book Club
Found in Translation book club tours the globe through world literature in translation. We will explore different countries, cultures, and communities through amazing stories, gaining a fresh perspective as we focus on reading diversely. Join us each month for a new literary trip that will broaden our horizons and ultimately enrich our world.
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi &
Translated by Marilyn Booth
In the village of al-Awafi in Oman, we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla, who chooses to refuse all offers and await a reunion with the man she loves, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families, their losses and loves, unspool beautifully against a backdrop of a rapidly changing Oman, a country evolving from a traditional, slave-owning society into its complex present. Through the sisters, we glimpse a society in all its degrees, from the very poorest of the local slave families to those making money through the advent of new wealth.
Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us at Dog·Eared Books at 7 PM on Friday, April 21, to discuss the book with book club hosts Sarah & Mariah! This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration necessary.
Content Warnings for Found in Translation 2023
Content Warnings for Celestial Bodies
Content Warnings for Kaya Days
Content Warnings for I Want to Die But I Want to Eat
Dates and books for upcoming 2023 Found in Translation
|April 21 at 7 PM
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
|May 19 at 7 PM
Kaya Days by Carl de Souza
|June 15 at 7 PM
I want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki by Baek Sehee