Conversation with Books

Event Date
Feb 08, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
Join us for Conversation with Books, a tradition since 1965, and enjoy a lively panel discussion about the best new fiction and non-fiction on the bookshelf. Find inspiration for winter reading or potential book club picks.

Panelists include St. Kate's English professors Cecilia Konchar Farr and Pamela Fletcher, along with alumnae readers Judie Martens Flahavan ’60 and Ruth Haag Brombach ’60.

Books to be discussed include:


Makkai, Rebecca. The Great Believers. Penguin Random House, 2018.
Morrison, Toni. Song of Solomon. Vintage Books, 2004.
O’Reilley, Mary Rose ’67. Bright Morning Stars. Brighthorse Books, 2018.
Powers, Richard. The Overstory. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2018.
Vuong, Ocean. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. Penguin Press, 2019.


Johnson, Josie. Hope in the Struggle. University of Minnesota Press, 2019.
Morrison, Toni. The Source of Self-Regard. Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Thomas, Evan. First: Sandra Day O’Connor. Random House, 2019.
Vargas, Jose Antonio. Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. Dey Street, William Morrow, 2018.

Conley, Francine. What Sweetness from Salt. Finishing Line Press, 2019.

Click here to register. $25 price includes beverages and desserts. Check in upon arrival.

Groups of 5 or more registered together receive a $5.00 per person discount at checkout. Your total cost will appear at the end of your registration.  

Questions? Contact Ruth Brombach at