Book Club

Author: Ethan Marse '17

Published Date: 8/19/2017

Categories: Alumni


Finding oneself at book club means a broadening of one’s perspective. On a Tuesday afternoon four women – all Carroll alumnae – sat analyzing "The Dinner" by Herman Koch. Topics such as family, morality and mental health were discussed. A dialogue based on the participants own life experiences was created, giving a new perspective on the material found within the book.

“Secrets, lies, treachery and passion.”

“That’s right up our alley.”


Approximately six months ago Susan Brewer '82 started the book club after searching and discovering none within the Waukesha area. Finding quarters at Sneeden House – a lavishly decorated house on Carroll University’s campus – Carroll University’s alumni book club was born.

The club reads and discusses many different genres of books meeting once per month. Expressing their favorite part of book club, members cited exploring books they normally wouldn’t read and being able to hear other people’s insights and perspectives on the plot. All four book club members conveyed a wish for more people to join.

“Please, please come. We would love to have more people with more ideas and more discussion,” Brewer said.

Learn more about how to join the alumni book club by contacting Sue Brewer ’82 at at or 262.784.9094.

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