• Fri, December 14, 2018
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The international sensation about two young Italian boys from different backgrounds who meet in the mountains every summer, and the men they grow to become.
Pietro, a lonely city boy, spends his childhood summers in a secluded valley in the Alps. Bruno, the cowherd son of a local stonemason, knows the mountains intimately. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountains’ meadows and peaks, discovering the similarities and differences in their lives. As time passes, the two boys come to find the true meaning of friendship and camaraderie even as their paths diverge, Bruno’s in the mountains and Pietro’s in cities across the globe.
A modern Italian masterpiece, The Eight Mountains is a lyrical coming-of-age story spanning three decades; a novel about the power of male friendships and a meditation on loyalty, being in nature, and finding one’s place in the world.

Venue: Book club meets every second Friday of the month at Paris Croissant Hannam-dong – 2nd floor

Participants: Minimum 5 – Maximum 15

Note: BC events are exclusively for SIWA members.

Upcoming Book Club dates and books:
January 11, 2019 – My own words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
February 1, 2019 – Old school by Tobias Wolff
March 8, 2019 – Our happy time by Jiyoung Kong
April 12, 2019 – The door by Magda Szabo
May 10, 2019 – The fault in our stars by John Green
June 14, 2019 – The winter queen by Boris Akunin
July 12, 2019 – State of wonder by Ann Patchett
August 9, 2019 – Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin



Venue Phone:


273-3 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, South Korea

Venue Information:
Directions from Hannam Station (#K113) on Gyeongui-Jungang Line:

  • Turn right on main road
  • Follow ~10 minutes until Hannam 5-way intersection
  • Cross intersection, head straight towards UN Village
  • Venue is on right hand side