UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Lion's Paw Book Club Past Selections

2012

2012-13 Season Selections
It Was Greek to Me. Discussion leader: Pat Hanson, Department of Speech, Communication and Theatre Arts - Emeritus and author of It Was Greek to Me.  Sept. 12, 2012

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall.  Discussion leader: Yvonne Wilken Journey House Campus Ministry.  Oct. 10, 2012

Home by Toni Morrison.  Discussion leader: Margarita Hendrickson, UWRF Professor Emeritus of Spanish Literature.  Nov. 14, 2012 

Duffy: The Tale of a Terrier.  Discussion leader: Gary Porter, author of Duffy, retired professor of accounting and local community member.  Dec. 12, 2012

Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories by Edith Pearlman.  Discussion leader: Rhonda Petree, UWRF ESL Instructor/Instructional Program Manager.  Feb. 13, 2013

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Discussion leader: Molly Van Wagner, UWRF Grants & Research.  March 13, 2013

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks Discussion leader: Marilyn Schuchman, community member. April 10, 2013

The Legacy of Luna : the Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods by Julia Butterfly Hill.   Discussion leader: Tracy O'Connell, UWRF Marketing Communications.  May 8, 2013

2011

2011-2012

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.  Discussion leader: Ed Rang, Department of Mathematics-Emeritus. Sept. 14, 2011

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin.  Discussion leader: Valerie Malzacher, Library Director. Oct. 12, 2011

The Disappearance by Phillip Wylie.  Discussion leader: Marilyn Schuchman, community member. Nov. 9, 2011

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  Discussion leader: Andriel Dees, UWRF Chief Diversity Officer. Dec. 14, 2011

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett.  Discussion leader Ronda Petree, UWRF ESL Instructor. Feb. 8, 2012

Thinking in Pictures by Dr. Temple Grandin.  Discussion leader: Molly Van Wagner, UWRF Grants and Research. March 14, 2012 

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.  Discussion leader: Jim Delaplain, Department of English - Emeritus. April 11, 2012
 
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War, by Tony Horwitz.  Discussion leader Tim Ericson, community member and retired director of the UWRF Archives and Area Research Center. May 9, 2012

2009

2009-2010

The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom by Simon Winchester.  Discussion leader: Ed Rang, Department of Mathematics-Emeritus. Sept.  9, 2009 

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv.  Discussion leader: Alicia Acken Cosgrove, Land Use Specialist, UWEX/UWRF.  Oct. 14, 2009

The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif.  Discussion leader: Sue Beckham, UW-Stout Department of English-Emerita. Nov. 11, 2009

Netherland by Joseph O'Neill.  Discussion leader: Marilyn Schuchman, River Falls Community Member. Dec.  9, 2009

A Mercy by Toni Morrison.  Discussion leader: Sue Beckham, UW-Stout Department of English-Emerita. Jan. 20, 2010

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffey.  Discussion Leader: Yvonne Wilken, Campus Minister - Journey House. Feb. 10, 2010

Tommy and Me by Pat Hanson. Discussion leader: Pat Hanson, Department of Speech, Communication and Theatre Arts - Emerita. March 10, 2010

The Tyranny of Dead Ideas: Letting go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity by Matt Miller.  Discussion leader: Kurt Leichtle, Department of History. April. 14, 2010

Emerson among the Eccentrics: A Group Portrait by Carlos Baker.  Discussion leaders: Imtiaz Moosa, Department of History & Philosophy and Brian Copp, Department of Sociology.  May 12, 2010  

2008

2008-2009

God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time by Desmond Tutu.  Discussion Leader: Blake Fry, Chancellor's Office.  October 1, 2008

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson.   Discussion Leader: Marilyn Schuchman, River Falls Community Member. September 3, 2008

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.  Discussion Leader: Lisa Pillow, Chalmer Davee Library.  November 5, 2008

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.  Discussion Leader: Yvonne Wilken, Campus Minister of the Journey House Campus Ministry.  December 3, 2008

Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America by John De Graaf.  Discussion Leader: Rellen Hardtke, Department of Physics.  February 4, 2009

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. Discussion Leader: Sue Beckham, UW-Stout Department of English-Emerita.  March 4, 2009

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford.  Discussion leader: Ed Rang, Department of Mathematics-Emeritus.  April 1, 2009

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry.  Discussion leader: Jim Delaplain, Department of English - Emeritus.  May 6, 2009

2007

2007-2008

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky.  Discussion leader: Margaret Odegard, Department of English-Emerita. Sept. 12, 2007

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.  Discussion leader: Marilyn Schuchman, River Falls Community Member. Oct. 10, 2007

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi.  Discussion leader: Ed Rang, Department of Mathematics-Emeritus. Nov. 7, 2007

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart.  Discussion leader: Philip Olle-LaJoie, Department of Publications.  Dec. 5, 2007

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.  Discussion leader: Maureen Olle-LaJoie, Chalmer Davee Library.  Feb. 6, 2008

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.  Discussion leader: Jim Delaplain, Department of English - Emeritus.  Mar. 5, 2008

Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor. Discussion Leader: Bill Montgomery, River Falls Community Member. April. 9, 2008

Persepolis by Marjane Satapi.  Discussion leader: Ruth Wood, Department of English.  May 7, 2008

2006

2006-2007

Dalva by Jim Harrison.  Discussion leader: Tom Smisek, Chalmer Davee Library.  Sept. 13, 2006

On Beauty by Zadie Smith.  Discussion leader: Dick Beckham, Department of English-Emeritus.  Oct. 11, 2006

Clear Springs:  A Family Story by Bobbie Ann Mason.   Discussion leader: Sue Beckham, UW-Stout Department of English-Emerita.  Nov. 8, 2006

A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong.  Discussion leader: Ed Rang, Department of Mathematics-Emeritus. Dec. 13, 2006

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson. Discussion Leader: Lisa Pillow, Chalmer Davee Library.  Feb. 14, 2007

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner.  Discussion leader: Marilyn Schuchman, Community Member.  March 7, 2007

Teacher Man by Frank McCourt.  Discussion leader: Margaret Odegard, Department of English-Emerita.  April. 11, 2007

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.  Discussion leader: Valerie Malzacher, Chalmer Davee Library.  May 9, 2007

2005

2005

When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka.  Discussion leader: Valerie Malzacher, Chalmer Davee Library. Feb. 9, 2005

Wicked by Gregory Maguire.  Discussion leaders: Gail Armbrust & Julia Persico, Department of Outreach and Graduate Studies.  March. 9, 2005

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.  Discussion leader: Margaret Odegard, Department of English - Emerita.  April. 13, 2005

The Five Goodbyes: Mothering My Child with Down Syndrome by Pat Ferguson Hanson.  Discussion leader: Pat Ferguson Hanson, Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts.  May 11, 2005

2004

2004

I Could Tell You Stories by Patricia Hampl.  Discussion leader: Mary Marzolf, Community Member.  February 11, 2004

The Secret History by Donna Tartt.  Terry Mannetter, Department of Modern Language.  March 10, 2004

The News About the News by Leonard Downie, Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser.  Discussion leader: Sandy Ellis, Department of Journalism.  April 14, 2004

The Potato by Larry Zuckerman.  Discussion leader: Linda Nowak, Chalmer Davee Library.   May 12, 2004

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester.  Discussion leader: Ed Rang, Department of Math - Emeritus.  Sep. 8, 2004

ISHMAEL: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn.  Discussion leader: Roger Ballou, Dean for Student Development and Campus Diversity.  Oct. 13, 2004

Life of Pi by Yann Martel.  Discussion leader: Suzanne Hagen, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity and Compliance.  Nov. 10, 2004

The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte.  Discussion leader: Marilyn Schuchman, Community Member, Dec. 8, 2004

2003

2003

Mercy Among the Children by David Adams.  Discussion leader: Todd Digby, Chalmer Davee Library.  January 8, 2003

In the Name of Salome by Julia Alvarez.  Discussion leader: Carmen Croonquist,  Career Services.  February 12, 2003

Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman by Nuala O'Faolain.  Discussion leader: Pat Hanson, Department of Speech, Communication and Theatre Arts.  March 12, 2003

Another Beauty by Adam Zagajewski .  Discussion leader: Magdalena Pala, Department of Chemistry.  April 9, 2003

Solar Storms by Linda Hogan.  Discussion leader: Mary Manke, Education and Professional Studies.  May 14, 2003

Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri.  Discussion leader: Ed Rang, Department of Mathematics -Emeritus.  Sept. 10, 2003

A World Lit Only by Fire by William Raymond Manchesteri.  Discussion leader: Ian Williams, Department of Plant and Earth Science.  October 8, 2003

Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis.  Discussion leaders: Tracey Gladstone-Sovell,  Department of Political Science, and Kurt Leichtle, Department of History and Philosophy.  November 12, 2003

Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord.  Discussion leader: Leslie Bleskachek,  Television Services Department. December 10, 2003

1998-2002

2002

Consider This, Senora by Harriet Doerr.  Discussion leader: Curt Le May, Chalmer Davee Library.  January 9, 2002

Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane.  Discussion leader: Al Larson,  Facilities Management.  February 13, 2002

Drinking the Rain: A Memoir by Alix K. Shulman.  Discussion leader: Davida Alperin,  Department of Political Science.  March 13, 2002

Dreams of my Russian Summers by Andrei Makine.  Discussion leader: Jim Delaplain,   Department of English - Emeritus. April 10, 2002

Hidden in Plain View : A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad by Jacqueline L. Tobin, Raymond G. Dobard Ph.D., Maude Southwell Wahlman, Cuesta Benberry.  Discussion leader: Emily Ronning,  Leadership Center.  May 8, 2002

The Fishermen by Hans Kirk.  Discussion leader: Bernie Brohaugh,   Department of English.  September 11, 2002

The Son of Laughter by Frederick Buechner.  Discussion leader: Tom Weiss,  Purchasing Services/Newman Center. October 9, 2002

Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit.  Discussion leader: Brian Copp, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice.  November 13, 2002

Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz.  Discussion leader: Charles Rader, Department of Geography and Mapping Sciences.  December 11, 2002

2001
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.  Discussion leader: Kathy Tomlinson, Department of Mathematics. January 10, 2001

I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal.  Discussion leader: Marshall Toman, Department of English. February 14, 2001

In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason.  Discussion leader: Curt LeMay, Chalmer Davee Library.  March 14, 2001

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.  Discussion leader: Ruth Wood, Department of English.  April 11, 2001

Waiting by Ha Jin.  Discussion leader: Carl Gao, Department of English/English as a Second Language.  May 9, 2001

Cuba by Stephen Coonts.  Discussion leader: Tony Jilek,  Department of Animal and Food Science.  September 12, 2001

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich.  Discussion leader: Margaret Odegard, Department of English - Emerita. October 10, 2001

Who Am I? by Yi-Fu Tuan.  Discussion leader: Mike Albert, Department of Geography.  November 14, 2001

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.  Discussion leader: Bill Campbell, Grants and Research.  December 12, 2001

2000
La Maravilla by Alfredo Vea Jr.  Discussion leader: Michele McKnelly, Chalmer Davee Library.  January 12, 2000

The Trickster and the Troll by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve.  Discussion leader: Betty Bergland, Department of History and Women's Studies.  February 9, 2000

Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia.  Discussion leader: Laura Zlogar, Department of English.  March 8, 2000

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Boll.  Discussion leader: Monika Johansson, Department of Modern Languages/German.  April 12, 2000

A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr.  Discussion leader: Suzy Rogers, Department of Political Science.  May 10, 2000

A New Life by Bernard Malamud.  Discussion leader: Dave Wood, River Falls Community Member.  September 13, 2000

The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx.  Discussion leader: Valerie Malzacher, Chalmer Davee Library.  October 11, 2000

The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat.  Discussion leader: Lisa White, Academic Success Center. November 8, 2000

Planet of the Blind: A Memoir by Stephen Kuusisto.  Discussion leader: Mary Manke, College of Education and Graduate Studies.  December 13, 2000

1999
Montana 1948 by Larry Watson.  Discussion leader: Curt LeMay, Chalmer Davee Library.  January 13, 1999

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Conde.  Discussion leader: Sandra Soares, Department of Modern Languages/French.  February 10, 1999

Frida Kahlo by Malka Drucker.  Discussion leader: Linda Alvarez,  Multicultural Services/Academic Success Center.  March 10, 1999

Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman.  Discussion leader: Jennifer Borup, Department of Social Work.  April 14, 1999

Beloved by Toni Morrison.  Discussion leader: Margarita Hendrickson, Department of Modern Languages/Spanish.  May 12, 1999

House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende.  Discussion leader: Cecilia Bustamante, Department of Modern Languages/Spanish. September 8, 1999

Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver.  Discussion leader: Glenda Morris, Department of Equity and Compliance. October 13, 1999

Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong.  Discussion leader: Nicholas J. Karolides and Terry Brown,  Department of English.  November 10, 1999

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks.  Discussion leader: Ed Rand. Professor of Mathematics Emeritus.  December 8, 1999

1998
Dead Man Walking by Helen Prejean.  Discussion leader: Nancy Parlin, Dept. of Sociology.  Feb. 11, 1998

When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago.  Discussion leader: Jose Vega, Dept. of teacher Education.  March 11, 1998

Mama Day by Gloria Naylor.  Discussion leader: Jenny Brantley, Dept. of English.  April 8, 1998

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood.  Discussion leader: Valerie Malzacher, Chalmer Davee Library.  May 13, 1998

Butterfly in the Wind by Lakshmi Persaud.  Discussion leaders: James Pratt, Dept. of Speech Communication and Ila June Brown-Pratt, Dept. of Music.  September 9, 1998

Prayers for Bobby by LeRoy Aarons.  Discussion leader: Judy Emmett, Dept. of Counseling and School Psychology.  October 14, 1998

Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen.  Discussion leader: Lynn Jermal, Dept. of Art.  November 11, 1998

Refuge by Terry tempest Williams.  Discussion leader: Larry Harred, Dept. of English.  December 9, 1998