Book Club I

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.  At the present time, though, we are meeting online via Zoom.

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.

The UMRA Book Club I is full at the present with a short waiting list.  Contact us to get on the wait list.  Or see Book Club II

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Book Club I Events

Event Date: Friday, September 17, 2021 - 2:00pm

Joni Mitchell will lead the discussion of Marcel’s Letters by Carolyn Porter when the UMRA Book Club I meets via Zoom on Friday, September 17. More …

Event Date: Friday, October 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Judy Helgen will lead the discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer when the UMRA Book Club I meets via Zoom at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 15. More …

Event Date: Friday, November 19, 2021 - 2:00pm

Mary Jane Towle will lead the discussion of Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde when the UMRA Book Club I meets via Zoom at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 19. More …

Book Notes I

When Yoel Blum travels from his home in Israel to Amsterdam, where he was born, he begins a journey of finding out the many things his mother kept from him, which leads to a new understanding of who he is. More …

    Publication Date: Aug 26 2021 - 1:45pm

Although at times emotionally difficult, Just Mercy is an important book about the problems of our legal system and the amazing work of the Equal Justice Initiative. More … 

    Publication Date: Jul 22 2021 - 10:15am