Welcome to the Work-Life Spanish Book Club! We are a group of Spanish language and culture lovers who meet every three months to discuss an acclaimed novel written by a notable Spanish speaking author from Spain or Latin America.
These events are for those who love Spanish literature and want to spend an evening discussing the chosen book in good company over a hot beverage in a cozy DC café. Book Club events are not language lessons, but rather an informal discussion about the novel and it's themes, allowing our students to think critically about what they've read in a Spanish-only setting.
Please read and/or listen to the selection in its entirety prior to the start of the session to ensure that you are fully able to participate in the conversation.
Largo pétalo de mar In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite.
Isabel Allende Isabel Allende is a Chilean journalist and author born on August 2, 1942, in Lima, Peru. As the author of several novels, a collection of short fiction, along with plays and stories for children, she has received international praise for her writing. Many of her books are noted for their feminine point of view and dramatic qualities of romance and struggle. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits, was made into a film in 1994. She has written over 20 books that have been translated into more than 35 languages and has sold more than 67 million copies worldwide.