testament_francaisThis summer’s novel will be Le Testament français by Adrei Makine to be read aloud together in the beautiful setting of the Audubon Center Bent of the River, in Southbury.

Starting Saturday, June 6, this group meets twice a month on Saturdays (replacing Cafe Conversation) to discuss the text. Chairperson, Kathryn MacCullough, will be ordering the French version for ~$13.95 or those who also want the English version, it will be ~$14.95. The exact amount will be available soon.

Please send an email by May 7 to Kathryn at matinee@afnwct.org to be added to the participation list and/or to order a copy of the book.

Checks made payable to AFNWCT may be mailed to our Southbury AF Center: 1 Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301, Southbury, CT 06488.

FYI: Amazon also sells a Bilingual (Francais/Anglais) Kindle version for $.99 which is downloaded wirelessly to your Kindle, iPad or iPhone.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Le Testament Français   par Andreï Makine
Every summer young Andreï visits his grandmother, Charlotte Lemonnier, whom he loves dearly. In a dusty village overlooking the vast Russian steppes, she captivates him with wondrous tales – watching Proust play tennis in Neuilly, Tsar Nicholas II’s visit to Paris, French president Felix Faure dying in the arms of his mistress. But from his mysterious grandmother Andreï also learns of a Russia he has never known: a country of famine and misery, brutal injustice, and the hopeless chaos of war. Enthralled, he weaves her stories into his own secret universe of memory and dream. A poignant story of a Soviet boy’s ascent into adulthood in the 1960’s and 1970’s, the novel is an epic tale full of passion and tenderness, pain and heartbreak, mesmerizing in every way.

More questions can be directed to Kathryn at matinee@afnwct.org

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