Discussion Leader: Jan Zauha

Dates: First Mondays:  October 2016–June 2017

Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church

Registration: Not required. Free and open to Wonderlust members

Obtaining books is the responsibility of each participant. The Country Bookshelf, a Wonderlust partner, will carry the books in the series and they may be available at other retailers or your public library.


Wonderlust will again offer its popular Wonderlust Book Discussion Series, made possible by a grant from Humanities Montana. Attendance at all sessions is not necessary although it is encouraged to enhance the individual’s experience of the literature and enjoyment of the discussions. The books were chosen by a group of English and Literature professors who are Wonderlust members. The books for the year are listed below.

Jan Zauha, associate professor and MSU librarian, will be the discussion leader. She has extensive experience in leading book discussion programs and makes each session lively, informative and interesting.


Oct. 3 The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Nov. 7 Emma by Jane Austen

Dec. 5 Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

Jan. 2 Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Feb. 6 Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin - and - Between the World and Me by Ta Nihisi Coates

March 6 The Dubliners by James Joyce

April 3 All the Names by Jose Saramago

May 8 Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

June 5 My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout


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