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2007 - LINE UP

  • January - The Bookseller of Kabul
  • February - River Town
  • March - Oscar and Lucinda (by Peter Carey)
  • April - The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr
  • May - Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
  • June- The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
  • September - Digging To America by Anne Tyler
  • October - Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
  • November - Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
  • January 2008 - Palace Walk  by Naguib Mahfouz

Club Co-Captains

  • Esther Nebenzahl Guimarães

  • Elaine da Costa




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Cinemateca Portuguesa

to the Book Enthusiasts' Web site!   This group is one of the activities offered thru the club "International Women in Portugal".

We meet one Monday evening a month to discuss a book chosen by the group.  Although the book serves as the focal point for our discussion, the conversations range far and wide from women's issues to politics to cultural differences and beyond.  All avid readers are welcome to join us for a stimulating & interesting get-together.

ur next meeting is Monday, October 22, 2007.  We will be discussing Digging to America  at the home of Pat Westheimer.  For directions or other information please contact Esther or Elaine.


The Tenderness of Wolves

by Stef Penney




Hot On The Trail of Global Sleuths


From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. The frigid isolation of European immigrants living on the 19th-century Canadian frontier is the setting for British author Penney's haunting debut. Seventeen-year-old Francis Ross disappears the same day his mother discovers the scalped body of his friend, fur trader Laurent Jammet, in a neighboring cabin. The murder brings newcomers to the small settlement, from inexperienced Hudson Bay Company representative Donald Moody to elderly eccentric Thomas Sturrock, who arrives searching for a mysterious archeological fragment once in Jammet's possession. Other than Francis, no real suspects emerge until half-Indian trapper William Parker is caught searching the dead man's house. Parker escapes and joins with Francis's mother to track Francis north, a journey that produces a deep if unlikely bond between them. Only when the pair reaches a distant Scandinavian settlement do both characters and reader begin to understand Francis, who arrived there days before them. Penney's absorbing, quietly convincing narrative illuminates the characters, each a kind of outcast, through whose complex viewpoints this dense, many-layered story is told.


Books About Crooks

  • Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders by Gyles Brandreth

  • Pelagia and the Black Monk by Boris Akunin

  • The Patience of the Spider by Andrea Camilleri

  • Who is Lou Sciortino? by Ottavio Cappellani

  • Suffer the Little Children by Donna Leon

  • The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin


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