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“¿En qué antesala de la muerte
impartes hoy tus clases magistrales?

¿En dónde están ahora
 Tu semblante y tu verbo alucinados?” 
(Poet: José María Moreno Carrascal (Los Reinos Diminutos)

At 7:00PM each 4th Wednesday of the month members and invited guest speakers meet and greet at the Doylestown Free Public Library to discuss the book selection of the month. This is a Spanish language book club. Periodically the Society travels to NYC to attend off Broadway productions in Spanish, at Repertorio Español, when book club selections are acted out on stage.

The Society book club began in 2008, by reading El Juego del Angel, a fictional account of a Barcelona book shop owner by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Since then following books have been monthly selections.

These are a few examples of the books that we have read:

Allende, Isabel (Chile/USA) - La Casa de los Espíritus, Cuaderna de Maya
Álvarez, Julia (Rep. Dom./USA) - En el Tiempo de Las Mariposas
Azuela, Mariano (MEX) - Los de Abajo
Borges, Jorge (ARG) - Ficciones
Carpentier, Alejo (CUBA) - El Acoso
Cercas, Javier (ESP) - Soldados de Salamina
Coelho, Paulo (BRA) - Caín
Contreras Castro, Fernando (CR) - Única mirando al mar
Eloy Martínez, Tomas (ARG) - Santa Evita
Esquivel, Laura (MEX) - Malinche
Galdós, Benito Pérez (ESP) - Marianela
Gallegos, Rómulo (VEN) - Doña Bárbara
García Lorca, Federico (ESP) - La Casa de Bernarda Alba
García Márquez, Gabo (COL) - Doce Cuentos Peregrinos
Ignacio Taíbo, Paco (MEX) - El Álamo
Jiménez, Francisco (MEX) - Cajas de Cartón
Mastretta, Ángeles (MEX) - Mujeres de ojos grandes
Mendoza, Eduardo (ESP) - Riña de Gatos
Moreno, José María (ESP) - Los Reinos Diminutos
Restrepo, Laura (COL) - Demasiados Héroes
Sábato, Ernesto (ARG) - El Túnel
Vásquez, Juan Gabriel (COL) - El Ruido de las coas al caer

 

For more details about the Book Club, please visit our blog: http://sociedadhispana.blogspot.com/p/club-de-libros.html