How It Works

Alumni and friends like you sign up to receive alerts about upcoming books being featured in the program. For each book, there will be a private forum, moderated by PBC Guru staff, where all participants can discuss the current book while networking with fellow Hawkeyes. (You can create your forum profile during our sign-up process.)

The book club will promote one book every two months; all you need to do is find your copy (at your local library or bookstore) and join the discussion.

Our January to March Selection:

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Tom Lake:

A Novel

Ann Patchett (MFA '87)

This is a story about Peter Duke who went on to be a famous actor. This is a story about falling in love with Peter Duke who wasn't famous at all. It's about falling so wildly in love with him – the way one will at twenty-four – that it felt like jumping off a roof at midnight. There was no way to foresee the mess it would come to in the end.

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