Book Discussions

Books to discuss are recommended during the planning year by members and voted on to establish the year’s list.  The books chosen align with the focus areas of the Branch.  The list will include a classic and a book by a Minnesota author, a fiction and non-fiction, and others.  Book discussions are typically held, preceded by a pot luck dinner, in members’ homes.

To find out where the book discussion will be held e-mail

2023-2024  Book Selections



The View from Split Rock: A Lighthouse Keeper’s Life  By Lee Razdak

Saturday, February 10, 2024

10:30 am

  Demon Copperhead   by Barbara Kingsolver

Monday, April 8, 2024

5:30 pm

    The Light We Carry – Overcoming in Uncertain Times  by Michelle Obama  

Monday, May 13, 2024

5:30 pm

  The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR by Lisa Napoli, Susan, Linda, Nina & Cookie

Monday, July 8, 2024

5:30 pm



2022-23 Book Discussions Held


Poverty by America by Desmond Matthew

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfe

Spirit Car-Jouney to a Dakota Past by Diane Wilson

Braiding Sweetgrass  by Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Sentence  by Louise Erdrich

Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlin

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

 Notorious RGB:  The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Irvin Carmen and Shana Knizhnik,

So You Want to Talk About Race by Illeoma Oluo

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of North America by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.


2021-22 Book Discussions Held


Biography: The Simple Faith of Mr Rogers by Amy Hollingsworth

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover (Virtual Discussion led by Luann)

Northern Shores, Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life by Jan Kurtz

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

“Letter from the Birmingham Jail” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2020-21 Book Discussions Held

 Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

Saving the Ghost by M W Fuller

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Senator Next Door by Amy Klobuchar

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland