Book Club

The UMRA Book Club has been meeting regularly since March of 2011.  We meet at 2 p.m. on the third Friday of every month except December at the 1666 Coffman Building, which is on Larpenteur Avenue near the St. Paul Campus.

We plan our book schedule for the coming year at our November meeting.

We are eclectic readers, our books being from all time periods, fiction and nonfiction, and from various genres. Contact Pat Tollefson for more information (  A list of all the books we have read is available from Pat as well.

East Bank

Book Club Events

Event Date: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

Pat Tollefson will lead the discussion of Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell when the UMRA Book Club meets in July. Read more >>

Book Notes

Year of Yes is a humorous, autobiographical account of a highly successful woman who is prompted by an offhand remark to reevaluate her life. Read more >>


    Publication Date: Jun 23 2020

Delia Owens’ novel is “… an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.” Read more >

    Publication Date: May 20 2020