U-M Club of the Twin Cities: Book Club

The book club selects books once per year from nominations suggested by the participants. The club alternates between fiction and non-fiction, published within the last two years. Our meetings are now in person with a Zoom option. Any U of M Alumni or significant others who would like to participate can contact us and they will be provided with the Zoom link.

Selections for the upcoming year:

  • October 2 2023  Babel, by award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a historical fantasy epic that grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British Empire.  We’ll meet on October 2nd at 6:30pm at  Lunds and Byerlys Community Room3777 Park Center Blvd, St Louis Park.
  • December 2023 – Tomorrow, and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. In this exhilarating novel, two friends–often in love, but never lovers–come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.
  • February 2024– The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Study of Happiness by Robert Waldinger. What makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life? A good life? In their “captivating” (The Wall Street Journal) book, the directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest scientific study of happiness ever conducted, show that the answer to these questions may be closer than you realize.
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