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Dates: first Mondays, October 2015 to June 2016 (see schedule below)
Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church

Free to Wonderlust members!
Each session will be limited to 25 participants.

Obtaining books is the responsibility of each participant. The Country Bookshelf, a Wonderlust partner, will stock a supply of the books scheduled for discussion.

Over the course of several months, participants in the Book Discussion Group readseveral books chosen by a group of English and Literature professors who are Wonderlust members. The informal but focused discussions are led by Jan Zauha. You do not need to attend all sessions but areencouraged to do so in order to enhance your experience of the literature and enjoyment of the discussions. You may obtain your own books from your preferred source, but The Country Bookshelf, a Wonderlust partner, will stock books scheduled for discussion.

This popular Wonderlust Book Discussion program is made possible by a grant from Humanities Montana.

Jan Zauha is a Professor and Outreach, Instruction, and Research Librarian at MSU. She has extensive experience in researching and leading book discussion programs, including those of Wonderlust. She moderates each session to ensure a lively, informative, and interesting discussion.


Oct. 5: Far From the Maddening Crowd

by Thomas Hardy

Nov. 2: All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

Dec. 7: Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

Jan. 4: Pnin

by Vladimir Nabokov

Feb. 1: Forty Rules of Love

by Elif Shafak

March 7: Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

April 4:The House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton

May 2: Humboldt’s Gift

by Saul Bellow

June 6: Last Bus to Wisdom

                  by Ivan Doig

Attendance at all sessions is not necessary in order to attend any of the sessions, but it is encouraged to enhance the individual’s experience of the literature and enjoyment of the discussions.


MSU Wonderlust is a high-quality community resource for lifelong learning for the Bozeman area.  Here is university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects, some multi-week courses, some one-off events.  These offerings come free of homework, exams, or papers: The MSU Wonderlust experience is just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It's also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.

The Winter/Spring offerings begin with a reception at the Pilgrim Congregational Church from 4 to 6pm.  It's a chance to meet with the course instructors and side-trip presenters; find out more about their plans.  

Gerry Wheeler, President of Friends of Wonderlust