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.
A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos &
Translated by Hildegarde Serle
Long ago, following a cataclysm called “The Rupture,” the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands. Known now as Arks, each has developed in distinct ways; each seems to possess its own unique relationship to time, such that nowadays vastly different worlds exist, together but apart. And over all of the Arks the spirit of an omnipotent ancestor abides.
Ophelia lives on Anima, an ark where objects have souls. Beneath her worn scarf and thick glasses, the young girl hides the ability to read and communicate with the souls of objects, and the power to travel through mirrors. Her peaceful existence on the Ark of Anima is disrupted when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, from the powerful Dragon clan. Ophelia must leave her family and follow her fiancée to the floating capital on the distant Ark of the Pole. Why has she been chosen? Why must she hide her true identity? Though she doesn’t know it yet, she has become a pawn in a deadly plot.
Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us at Dog·Eared Books at 7 PM on Friday, December 16, to discuss the book with book club hosts Sarah & Mariah! This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration necessary.
Dates and books for upcoming 2022 Found in Translation
December 16 at 7 PM A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos
Dates and books for upcoming 2023 Found in Translation
January 20 at 5 PM The Enigma of Room 622 by Joël Dicker
February 17 at 5 PM Here the Whole Time by Vitor Martins
March 17 at 5 PM Jawbone by Monica Ojeda
April 21 at 5 PM Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
May 19 at 5 PM Kaya Days by Carl de Souza
June 16 at 5 PM I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokbokki by Baek Sehee