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Women in Translation: Butterflies in November

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The Women In Translation reading group provides a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered. A place for curious minds and relaxed conversation hosted by poet and translator Annie Rutherford.

Our February meeting of Women In Translation will be discussing Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon.

About the book:

It's been a tough day. She's been dumped. Twice. She's accidentally killed a goose. And now she's suddenly responsible for her best friend's deaf-mute son. But when a shared lottery ticket turns the oddly matched pair into the richest people in Iceland, she and the boy find themselves on a road trip across the country. With cucumber hotels, dead sheep, and any number of her exes on their tail,

Butterflies in November is a blackly comic and uniquely moving tale of motherhood, friendship and the power of words.

Please note the February bookclub meets *online*.

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