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, October 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

Kathy Cramer will lead the discussion of The Story of Arthur Trulove by Elizabeth Berg when the UMRA Book Club meets via Zoom at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 16. Read more >>

Book Notes

Like the classic Black Beauty, in which a horse is the narrator, The Art of Racing in the Rain is narrated by a dog named Enzo. The title of the book is a metaphor for the scary times we face in our lives. Read more >>

    Publication Date: Sep 20 2020

An enthralling memoir, “The Girl with Seven Names” describes author Hyeonseo Lee’s story as she defies all odds to live a life of freedom outside North Korea. Read more >>

    Publication Date: Aug 26 2020