PCW Fiction Book Club — July 2021

PCW Fiction Book Club is next scheduled for

When: Monday, July 26th @ 7:30 PM ET

Where: Zoom (to be provided after registration)

Selection: Piranesi by Susanna Clark

Please contact Pauline Nalikka or Dominic Parisi to RSVP.

Reciprocal Book Club Event with Yale Club of DC is next scheduled for:


When: Thursday, August 19th @ 8:00 PM ET


WhereZoom (to be provided after registration)

Selection: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Please contact Eric Adelizzi to RSVP.


In Memory of Seth Elan '79 (1956-2021)

Beloved husband, devoted father, caring son and brother, and fun-loving uncle, Seth Elan passed away on March 26, 2021 after an almost eight-month battle with brain cancer. Mr. Elan, a resident of Cleveland Park since 1988, was born September 10, 1956 in Kearny, NJ, to Sylvia and Irving (deceased) Elan. After earning an A.B. in German Literature from Princeton University in 1979, Seth's varied career took him from the National Security Agency, where he worked as a linguist, to the investment firm Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., and to the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, from which he retired in 2016. During these years, he also worked as a freelance journalist, publishing articles on financial topics in Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Community Banker Magazine. In retirement, Seth took on a busy second career as a written German-to-English translator, primarily working for a Hamburg, Germany-based firm. In his final year, he also completed an English translation of a novel by German writer Thomas Brussig. He was active in the Princeton Club of Washington, heading its Fiction Book Club for many years. An avid cyclist and hiker, Seth was happiest when trekking through the Bernese Alps near his summer home in Wengen, Switzerland. He also loved the splendor of the Arizona desert, spending many joyful vacations at his wife's family home in Phoenix, Arizona. Seth is survived by Janice, his wife of 32 years; son Nicholas; mother Sylvia; brother David (Ginny); three sisters-and brothers-in law, and six nieces and one nephew.