Fri, Oct 29 | Location will be emailed to guests

Italian Literature Book Group for October (Dante members only)

Now meeting faccia a faccia (face to face) to discuss Italian Literature! Location TBD.
Registration is Closed
Italian Literature Book Group for October (Dante members only)

Time & Location

Oct 29, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location will be emailed to guests

About the Event

The focus of the book group is 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 generally leads in the direction of the next, so we won’t feel discombobulated. The moderator of the book club is Connie Bertuca, former high school English teacher, lover of books and Italian travel, and perpetual Italian 2 student.

📚 The October Book Selection  — What Hell is Not, by Alessandro D'Avenia 

Here is where you can find it: 

https://www.amazon.com/Books-Alessandro-DAvenia/s?rh=n:283155,p_27:Alessandro+D'Aveniahttps://www.alexanderbook.com/search/site/What Hell is Not

"The school year is finished, exams are over and summer stretches before seventeen-year-old Federico, full of promise and opportunity. But then he accepts a request from one of his teachers to help out at a youth club in the destitute Sicilian neighbourhood of Brancaccio. This narrow tangle of alleyways is controlled by local mafia thugs, but it is also the home of children like Francesco, Maria, Dario, Totò: children with none of Federico's privileges, but with a strength and vitality that changes his life forever.

Written in intensely passionate and lyrical prose, What Hell Is Not is the phenomenal Italian bestseller about a man who brought light to one of the darkest corners of Sicily, and who refused to give up on the future of its children."

*the size of the group is limited to 10 members.  If you are not yet a paid member of Dante, sign-up here.  Now that we are beginning to meet in-person at someone's home (outside), everyone participating must be fully-vaccinated.  

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