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American Women's Club of Hamburg

Book Club

About Us

The AWC Book Club officially relaunched in July 2015. We are a group of happy readers who usually meet once a month between 7 and 10 pm at members’ homes, cafes and restaurants around Hamburg.

Apart from discussing our monthly book we also take up general questions about literature: What is a good book? What makes a book worth reading? The first book that got me hooked? How does reading influence us and our outlook on the world? How much influence does literature have?
You are very welcome to join us at any time! When you attend a meeting we do hope you have read the book that we are going to discuss.

List of books we have read and disussed

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Americanah by Chimamanda by Ngozi Adichie
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna
Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Wednesday Club by Kjell Westö
When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi (augmented by a Skype session with the author)
In order to Live by Yeonmi Park
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strouts
A Man Named Ove by Fredrik Backman
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (augmented by attending  the newly premiered ballet based on the novel at the Staatsoper)
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
The Golden House by Salman Rushdie's
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Autumn by Ali Smith

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please contact bookclub@awchamburg.org.

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