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Book Club & Meet the Author(s) 

Each month, you are invited to read a book and then discuss during an in person meeting with our group animated by Daria.

Our program includes meetings with contemporary authors!

This is an excellent way for you to practice or maintain your French language outside the classroom. The book club is open to all.

Online events

Thanks to the Federation of the Alliances Françaises USA, we offer online interviews to meet contemporary authors. These events are open to all and free for members.

Check the schedule below and on our "Events" page. Follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter to get all the updates!

From classics to contemporary literature

(re) discover classics of the Francophone literature to ultra contemporary authors. The selection of books is organized by our club coordinator in agreement with the members of the club.

Upcoming events

Book signings

We have the pleasure to welcome authors who share their work and passion with our community.


Daria Samokhina, Book Club coordinator and Instructor

Daria began learning French in middle school in a city near Moscow, where she was born, and it soon became her passion. After earning her diploma as a teacher of French, she spent two wonderful years in Tours, teaching her native language to high school students while refining her French language skills and enjoying the beautiful Loire Valley region and beyond. She continued her education in the United States with graduate programs in French literature at Notre Dame (MA) and Stanford (Ph.D.). In 2008, she moved to San Diego, where she lives now, sharing her love for the French language, culture, and literature with her students, family, friends, and anyone willing to read books in the French language.

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