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Le Book Club – The Seine: The River That Made Paris (7/2)

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In this monthly Book Club, open to all levels of French, we will read books about French culture and history, or written by Francophone authors. In an effort to be accessible to Francophiles of all levels, the books chosen will be written/translated in English. However, expect the discussion to be both in English and French, as a way for you to learn new vocabulary related to literature and to the French language and culture.
This month we are reading The Seine: The River That Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino.
Over the course of 300 pages, the author of the bestsellers “La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life” and “The Only Street in Paris” takes the reader on a journey from the Seine’s seemingly unremarkable source in the Langres plateau to its end in the industrial port city of Le Havre. Along the way we meet a number of characters who live, work and play on the famous river.
This book club is led by Coucou’s intern, Cassidy, and meets on the first Thursday of each month, 5:00-6:30pm (CDT).
Please note that our Book Club will meet online via Zoom for the time being.
Free event. RSVP by emailing us at and we will send you a link to join the meeting online.
If they do not have the book, consider purchasing a copy from a Black-owned bookstore. Visit, where they have an article listing 55 Black-owned bookstores across the US. Here’s the link:

Price: Free

Date: Jul 2 - Jul 2

Max. Size: 15 Students


July 2, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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