She's reading (in Dutch, because she's from the Netherlands...) Toen God Nog In Ons Gelofde, or in English, When God Still Believed in Us, by Massih Hutak. It's a novella, written by a friend of a friend. She started it at the cafe that morning and she's been engrossed in it all day. She finished just a few minutes after we finished talking. (I love books that can be read in a single day. The last one I read was Heart of a Dog, by Bulgakov.)
Her favorite book is a book of short stories by the Dutch author, Tommy Wieringa, called Reisverhalen, or, in English, Travel Stories. In one story, a woman's husband dies and she decides to spend the rest of her life on a luxury cruise ship. The stories, she said, are surreal.