Basque Women’s Book Club

A group of four Basque women have created a Basque book club, starring the books The Center for Basque Studies Press. So far, they have read A Man Called Aita and My Mama Marie, each a collection of stories by Joan Errea about growing up in rural Nevada with her parents Marie Jeanne and Arnaud Paris, both immigrants from Euskal Herria. They have also read At Midnight by Javier Arzuaga, a memoir of a young Basque priest whose parish was in La Cabaña, the fortress where the accomplices of the disposed dictator who had not fled after the Cuban Revolution were held, and later executed between Feburary and May of 1959.

“Our book group was started by us wanting to read these particular books, and talking about them”, said Florence Frye, the head of the book club. Frye also said that they are deciding on a new book from the CBS Press soon. If you are interested in joining the book club or have any questions, please contact Florence Frye at:, and look out for the press’s new releases for Spring 2019 at:



  1. Gretchen Skivington

    February 5, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Aupa Florence and Basque ladies!


  2. Excellent! I hope The Sheep Walker’s Daughter is on their list!

  3. That sounds like a fun book club. I think I gave some of those book choices as Christmas gifts.

  4. I’m getting both books to read, would love to be in the book club! Thank you for sharing the titles and keep us posted on any others too. My husband came over from Elizondo in 1967 and was a sheep herder on the ranch next to my Dad’s in Toponas, Colo

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