University of Minnesota Duluth

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 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


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


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


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


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


Pearl of China, by Anchee Min

Happy Families, by Carlos Fuentes

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay


The Geography of Bliss, by Erick Weiner

Winter in Madrid, by C.J. Sansom

My Hope for Peace by Jehan Sadat


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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