Books Beyond Borders (International Book Club)

Books Beyond Borders (International Book Club)

Curious about international literature, a seasoned traveler, or an intermediate ESL student looking to build skills? All are welcome to join I-House’s International Book Club, Books Beyond Borders, to partake in cultural exchange through monthly book discussions and events.

Meetings are usually held every 3rd Sunday of the month at I-House’s Hagan Room unless otherwise specified. Please enter through the side door by the parking lot.

We meet for two sessions for each book. The first session is a discussion of the text. The second session incorporates the larger cultural context of the book. This can mean looking at other materials such as poetry, short films, visual art, etc.

For more information contact Kelsey McFaul ( or visit:

Current Events:

Sunday, October 20, 2019

2:00 PM- 4:00 PM  (Hagan Room)

Pan, Knut Hamsun


Pan by Knut Hamsun is a love story and a symbolic tale of the seasons of both the earth and the heart. Lieutenant Thomas Glahn is a hunter and ex-military man who lives alone in a hut in the forest with his faithful dog Aesop. He meets Edvarda, the daughter of a merchant in a nearby town and while they are strongly attracted to each other neither understands the other’s love. Overwhelmed by the society of people where Edvarda lives, Glahn meets a series of tragedies and eventually leaves forever.


Please join us for discussion #2 of this compelling novel.



Upcoming Events:

Sunday, November 17th & December 15th, 2019

2:00 PM- 4:00 PM  (Hagan Room)

The Unpassing by Chia-Chia Lin

Here is a teaser from the New York Times Book Review: “For all of its pathos, its themes of cross-cultural intermingling, its stories of immigrant arrival, marginalization and eventual accommodation, The Unpassing is a singularly vast and captivating novel, beautifully written in free-flowing prose that quietly disarms with its intermittent moments of poetic idiosyncrasy.”

Please join us for this beautiful novel!