This group reads and discusses international fiction. Copies of each title are available to borrow at the Information Desk.


  • 3:00 PM
  • Mezzanine Meeting Room

September 22: GOING SOLO by Roald Dahl

This master storyteller has written an autobiography about his experiences in East Africa prior to WW II, when he was learning to fly so he could join the RAF. A reviewer has written: His accounts "are as frightening and funny as his fiction."

October 20: NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lalami

An intimate, closely observed family portrait of a newly arrived Indian family trying their best to become Americans as they pine for home. Lalami is an acclaimed Pulitzer prize-winning author!

November 16 (a Wed.) THE PIED PIPER by Nevil Shute

Now almost a classic about Europeans in 1944 trying to return to Britain. Shute's characters are quite ordinary and believable and yet also extraordinary! A marvelous read.

December 15: THE RAILWAYMAN'S WIFE by Ashley Hay

Set in 1948 in a small Australian town perched on cliffs above the ocean, this is a bittersweet story of adjustment to life's tragedies, A Sidney reviewer wrote: "One of the strange contradictions of fiction is that immense beauty can often be found in writing about grief and loss."