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Alworth Institute Reading Group

Alworth Institute Reading Group

This book group will meet two to three times during an academic year (September - May). New members are welcome at any time.  For more information, call (218) 726-7493 or send an e-mail to alworth1@d.umn.edu. Books purchased at UMD Stores will receive a 20% discount.

2015-2016 Selections

 Date  Selected Readings  Author  Location  Time
Monday, March 21 Enrique's Journey

Sonia Nazario (will not be present)

Education 50, UMD 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 4 Inadmissable Tamer Elsayed Kirby Student Center 355-57 7:00pm

Past Reading Group Selections

2014-2015

New Slow City: Living Simply in the Planet's Fastest City by William Powers

Ma's Dictionary: Straddling the Social Class Divide by Milan Kovacovic


2013-2014

A Constellation of Vital Phenomenaby Anthony Mara

The Greek House: The Story of a Painter's Love Affair with the Island of Sifnos, by Christian Brechneff and Tim Lovejoy

Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace by Vandana Shiva

The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese by Julie Orringer and Michael Paterniti


2012-2013

The Healing of America by T.R. Reid

My Turkish Missile Crisis by Joseph Maiolo

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer


2011-2012

Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk

Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee

The Wall Jumper by Peter Schnieder

After the Wall by Jana Hensel


2010-2011

Pearl of China, by Anchee Min

Happy Families, by Carlos Fuentes

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay


2009-2010

The Geography of Bliss, by Erick Weiner

Winter in Madrid, by C.J. Sansom

My Hope for Peace by Jehan Sadat


2008-2009

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Scribbling the Cat by Alexandra Fuller

The Wormdigger's Daughter by John Farrell

Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi

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