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Alworth Institute Reading Group

Alworth Institute Reading Group

This book group will meet three to four 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.

2012-2013 Selections

 Date  Selected Readings  Author  Location  Time
Monday, March 25, 2013 Unaccustomed Earth

Jhumpa Lahiri

Kirby Student Center 311, UMD  7:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2013 The Invisible Bridge Julie Orringer Kirby Student Center 311, UMD  7:00pm



 Past Reading Group Selections

Fall 2012

The Healing of America by T.R. Reid
My Turkish Missile Crisis by Joseph Maiolo


Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk (Knopf 2005)
Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee (Beast Books 2011)
The Wall Jumper by Peter Schnieder (University of Chicago Press 1983)
After the Wall by Jana Hensel (Public Affairs 2004)


Pearl of China, by Anchee Min (Bloomsbury 2010)
Happy Families, by Carlos Fuentes (Random House 2009)
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martn's Griffin 2008)


The Geography of Bliss, by Erick Weiner (Grand Central Publishing 2008)
Winter in Madrid, by C.J. Sansom (Penguin 2009)
My Hope for Peace by Jehan Sadat (Simon & Schuster 2009)


Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (Random House 2003) and Scribbling the Cat (Penguin 2004) by Alexandra Fuller
The Wormdigger's Daughter by John Farrell (Mercier Press 2008)
Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi (Random House 2007)