Book Club

Chanson douce

On Wednesday December 20th at 5:30pm, come to our Book Club at cSPACE! This month, discover the novel Chanson douce from Franco-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani and discuss it in French!

A novel awarded by several literary prizes including the prestigious Goncourt 2016

Louise, the perfect nanny, murders the two children she's taking care of. What are the reasons behind such a monstruous act? This book recounts how Louise quickly becomes an essential part of the family, trapped inside of a net of mutual dependency, filling the novel with tension and suspense until its conclusion.

Throughout her book, Leïla Slimani draws a subtle portrait of our time, unravelling our conception of love and education, money and domination, class bias and culture.


This is FREE for members (level B1 minimum).
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Please read the book before attending. Note that the book club will open with 3 or more students!

If you can't find a copy, you can go to our partner Owl's Nest Books in Brittania (SW) to order one. You'll have 10% discount on the book when you show your membership card!

To see the list of books we studied in the past book club, click here.

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