4th Saturday of each month
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

             La Madeleine French Café
             9828 Great Hills Trail,
             Austin, TX 78759   MAP       

                              AFA Club de Lecture Partner

                              AFA Club de Lecture Partner

AFA club de lecture

Alliance Française d’Austin’s Club de Lecture is a French book club for reading enthusiasts who wish to read French and participate in discussions of French literature.  All discussions will be conducted in French.  Club de Lecture participation is for current AFA members.  If you'd like to take part in Austin's French book club, join Alliance Française d'Austin today!

Club de Lecture meetings will be held the fourth Saturday of the month from 2:00-3:30pm in the conference room at La Madeleine French Café Arboretum located on Great Hills Trail. Club de Lecture does not meet in July, August, or December.

All discussion will be conducted in French.  It is therefore recommended that Club de Lecture members have at least an intermediate level of French proficiency to join book discussion.  AFA members with lower levels of French are always welcome to attend and listen.  Club de Lecture is reserved for current up-to-date AFA members.  Members’ names must appear on the AFA member roster. Not yet a member?    

Participants must supply their own books (paper or electronic). The most convenient book sources are Amazon or Schoenhof's foreign books. Other sources are available (Barnes & Noble, Austin Public Library, etc.) but selection is often very limited. Be aware that even for Amazon, delivery can take from 3 to 5 weeks.


AFA Club de Lecture is glad to announce the book selection for the coming 4 months. At the meeting dates, we will discuss in French about the book selected, you are welcome to attend even if you have not read the book completely!


- MARCH 25th: Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part by Anna Gavalda
Gavalda sets up every story such that each character's fate can be decided in a single moment. Whether the protagonist's pivotal moment is decided by fate or free will is what keeps these 12 stories fresh and unique.
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APRIL 22ndLa Delicatesse by David Foenkinos
The book  traces the relationship between Natalie, an ambitious young beauty, and Markus, a kind and bumbling introvert. She, suddenly widowed, seems untouchable; he has, as the French say, no game, but he manages to touch her anyway.
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MAY 20th (date changed because of Memorial Weekend)Le chapeau de Mitterrand by Antoine Laurain
What happens when President Mitterrand forgets his hat at a restaurant and a young man dining next to him takes it home?
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Guide de Lecture



JUNE 24thLa commissaire n’aime point les vers by Georges Flipo
What does a homeless man found dead in front of the Académie Française have to do with a sonnet by Baudelaire?
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Guide de Lecture



For more information or question, contact info@afaustin.org