At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers. (from Amazon)

PAPCA Book Club


Book for the October meetup:

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamunk



Please sign up HERE to receive the date, time, and location of the next meeting!

Join PAPCA's Book Club and meet local RPCVs while reading and discussing literature written by authors from current and former Peace Corps countries!

Our previous books read are: 

  • August 2016: Where We Once Belonged, Sia Figiel (Samoa)
  • November 2016: The Country Under My Skin, Gioconda Belli (Nicaragua)
  • January 2017: Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi (Ghana)
  • April 2017: The Blue Sky, Galsan Tschinag (Mongolia)
  • July 2017: First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung (Cambodia)

Philadelphia Area Peace Corps Association

What?

Our book club will read 4 books a year, all written by authors from current or former Peace Corps countries.  

Who?

The book club will be available to PAPCA members only. If you have not yet become a member or renewed your membership this year, please do so here. Membership is just $10 a year and will gain you access to activities like our book club, annual picnic, collective giving, etc.

Where?

Our meeting location is in Center City. Details will be provided once you sign up.

When?

We meet once per quarter typically on a Monday early evening. Once you've signed up, the schedule will be shared with you. 

How?

If you are interested in joining the book club, please sign up here. We'll email you occasionally to remind you of upcoming book club meetings and to involve you in the selection of future books. Signing up does not obligate you to every meeting, but rather keeps you in the loop of club activities.




The October novel will be

My Name is Red

by Orhan Pamuk