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

2022-2023  Book Selections




   Monday, July 11, 2022, 5:30 pm     

Their Eyes Were Watching God  by Zola Nelle Hurston


  Monday, October 10, 2022 , 5:30 pm

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis


Monday, November 13, 2022, 5:30 pm

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington


Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:30 am

Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn


Monday, April 17, 2023, 5:30 pm

The Sentence by Louise Erdich


Monday, May 8, 2023 5:30 pm

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer


   Monday, July 10, 2023, 5:30 pm

Spirit Car-Jouney to a Dakota Past by Diane Wilson



2021-22 Book Discussions Held  


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.


2020-21 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.

2019-20 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