AMUW Book Club

The Association of Marquette University Women Book Club was established in 2007 as a lively forum for Marquette alumnae and friends to read and discuss books. Raynor Memorial Libraries hosts the club’s two Milwaukee meetings in the spring and fall; in addition, a winter meeting of the club takes place each year in Naples, Florida.

Since its inception, the club has read the following books:

  • May 2007: Hunger by Lan Samantha Chang
  • October 2007: Milwaukee’s Jesuit University: Marquette 1881-1981 by Dr. Thomas Jablonsky
  • January 2008: Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
  • May 2008: The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien
  • August 2008: Run by Ann Patchett
  • May 2009: Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen
  • October 2009: The Captain's Wife: A Story of the Great Lakes by Mary Eileen Wright
  • May 2010: Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat
  • August 2010: Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  • May 2011: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • September 2011: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  • May 2012: Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope by Lisa C. Paul
  • August 2012: Half a Life by Darin Strauss
  • May 2013: The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
  • August 2013: One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni
  • May 2014: Beautiful Fools by Clifton Spargo
  • April 2015: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • September 2015: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • May 2016: We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride
  • September 2016: The Selector of Souls by Shauna Singh Baldwin
  • May 2017: The Mutual Admiration Society by Lesley Kagen
  • September 2017: The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
  • May 2018: Old Heart by Peter Ferry
  • October 2018: Radium Girls by Kate Moore
  • April 2019: The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert
  • October 2020: Author talk with Larry Watson
  • October 2021: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
  • March 2022: Send for Me by Lauren Fox
  • November 2022: Conversation with new library dean, Dr. Tara Baillargeon
  • March 2023: Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
  • October 2023: The Book of Nature: The Astonishing Beauty of God's First Sacred Text by Barbara Mahany

About the Association of Marquette University Women

The AMUW Book Club is just one of the activities of the Association of Marquette University Women. Visit the AMUW homepage for more information about the AMUW’s mission and activities, as well as its upcoming events.