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Dec 1st Club de Lecture - La Joueuse d'Echecs by Bertina Henrichs

  • La Madeleine at the Arboretum 9828 Great Hills Trail Austin, TX, 78759 United States (map)

On December 1st AFA's Club de Lecture will meet to discuss La Joueuse d’Echecs by Bertina Henrichs. Club de Lecture is a benefit of membership in AF Austin and is a members-only event.  Become an AFA member today and join book discussion on December 1st at 2pm at La Madeleine in the Arboretum.

Eleni is a chambermaid in a hotel on the island of Naxos. Eleni is in her forties and her life is dreary.  Her days revolve almost completely around her work, the mechanic husband she married at eighteen, her two adolescent children and a childhood friend. Eleni finds freedom and interest in the hotel rooms she cleans every morning and in the objects she sees in the rooms, objects through which she dreams of another life. One day Eleni knocks over a chess piece of a match that is in progress. Quite unexpectedly, Eleni's life is turned upside down!  AFA Club de Lecture attendees must be current AFA members. Become a member and join Alliance Française on December 1st for fun and book discussion (in French) at La Madeleine at the Arboretum.