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.  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.

East Bank

Book Club Events

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

Becky Anderson will lead the discussion of The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich when the UMRA Book Club meets via Zoom at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 19.

Book Notes

The UMRA Book Club discussed One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez at its January meeting. It was a difficult read for some.

    Publication Date: Jan 18 2021 - 7:15pm

Interwoven with exquisite descriptions of the countryside, Christy Lefteri’s novel about the Syrian Civil War draws readers into the bombed city of Aleppo and the agonizing decisions families facing war must make. Read more >>

    Publication Date: Nov 29 2020 - 10:45am