Italian Literature Book Group *Dante Members Only
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About the Event
The focus of the book will be fiction and non-fiction; books written by Italian authors (in translation); books written by any author, set in Italy, and books about Italy. It’s a large set, but one book will generally lead in the direction of the next, so we won’t feel discombobulated. The moderator of the book club will be Connie Bertuca, former high school English teacher, lover of books and Italian travel, and perpetual Italian 2 student.
"The format will be structured at first, with assignments for everyone, but as we become more comfortable, we can loosen up. My Zoom philosophy is for all to participate, so other than to ask piercing questions, I won’t be doing most of the talking, I’ll just be smiling and pointing. Once I receive confirmation of your joining, I’ll email you personally with more information, so somewhere, please indicate the best email! Or you can email me directly with that. " ~ Connie
📚 The March Book Selection continues the Sicily story — The Almond Picker by Simonetta Agnello Hornby. It begins in the 60’s and it’s more of a story/narrative than The Leopard, but it continues the themes of fractured relationships among people, class, authority, and the unforgiving land.
*the size of the group is limited to 10 members for now given that this is over Zoom. The group is onging, add your name to the waiting list and if people drop off or we feel like we can add more members we will let you know.