(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Interchurch Center Library
61 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10115
The February selection for this book club is When in French: Love in a Second Language by Lauren Collins The club will meet on Thursday, February 22, 12:00PM, Suite 250.
The February selection for this book club is When in French: Love in a Second Language by Lauren Collins
The club will meet on Thursday, February 22, 12:00PM, Suite 250.
This meeting is open to the public, but you must RSVP. Light Refreshments will be served.
About the Book:
A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier—a surprising turn of events for someone who didn’t have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English. Are there things she doesn’t understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in his native tongue? Does “I love you” even mean the same thing as “Je t’aime”? When the couple, newly married, relocates to Francophone Geneva, Collins—fearful of one day becoming “a Borat of a mother” who doesn’t understand her own kids—decides to answer her questions for herself by learning French.
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