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Tacoma Sister Cities Book Club

Tacoma Sister Cities Book Club meets the second Monday of every month at King's Books. Each month, this book club focuses on one of the countries of our fourteen Sister Cities. This book club aims to promote cultural understanding of international issues by reading contemporary novels and new translations of classics. Each month, the selected book is available for purchase at King's Books. To see what we're reading this month, go to the main Events page. For questions, contact sweet pea.


Previous Reads

May 2024: The Sand Child by Tahar Ben Jelloun [Morocco]

April 2024: Box Man by Kobo Abe [Japan]

March 2024: Greek Lessons by Han Kang [South Korea]

February 2024: Morning and Evening by Jon Fosse [Norway]

December 2023: Eastbound by Maylis de Kerangal [Russia]

November 2023: Havana Year Zero by Karla Suárez [Cuba]

October 2023: Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald [France]

September 2023: Sweet Darusya by Maria Matios [Ukraine]

July 2023: Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugrešić [Croatia]

June 2023: The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli [Mexico]

April 2023: Peach Blossom Paradise by Ge Fei [China]

March 2023: Notes of a Crocodile by Qui Miaoji [Taiwan]

January 2023: The Distance by Ivan Vladislavić [South Africa]

October 2022: Our Morocco by Tahir Shah et al [Morocco]

August 2022: The Human Zoo by Sabina Murray [Philippines]

July 2022: Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto [Japan]

May 2022: The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu [Taiwan]

April 2022: Girl at War by Sara Nović [Croatia]

January 2022: Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen [China]

December 2021: Aetherial Worlds by Tatyana Tolstaya [Russia]

November 2021: My Torturess by Bensalem Himmich [Morocco]

August 2021: The Black Cathedral by Marcial Gala [Cuba]

July 2021: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa [Japan]

May & June 2021: Immigrant Daughter by Catherine Kapphahn [Croatia]

April 2021: If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha [South Korea]

March 2021: Will and Testament by Vigdis Hjorth [Norway]

February 2021: Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J Lee [Taiwan]

January 2021: Tacoma Stories by Richard Wiley [Tacoma]

December 2020: Tacoma Stories by Richard Wiley [Tacoma]

November 2020: Lie With Me by Philippe Besson [France]

October 2020: Your Ad Could Go Here by Oksana Zabuzhko [Ukraine]

September 2020: Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlkwa [South Africa]

August 2020: Swift as Desire by Laura Esquivel [Mexico]

June 2020: Happy Dreams by Jia Pingwa [China]

May 2020: Insurrecto by Gina Apostol [Philippines]

February 2020: Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes by Per Petterson [Norway]

January 2020: Human Acts by Han Kang [South Korea]

December 2019: Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami [Morocco]

November 2019: Oblivion by Sergei Lebedev [Russia]

September 2019: Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan [Taiwan]

August 2019: Revolution Sunday by Wendy Guerra [Cuba]

July 2019: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata [Japan]

June 2019: EEG by Daša Drndić [Croatia]