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The Allums Book Group: a Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

The Dallas Institute’s book groups have a long history and long list of contemporary novels read since 1998 that is climbing steadily toward 200 titles. Some, of course, have been more memorable than others, some have made surprising impacts on us, and a small few are perhaps best forgotten. Throughout our many discussions over the years, we have learned much about cultures and characters depicted by authors from around the world, and also about reading itself. True, reading is a solitary activity, but coming together in conversation, even online, is to participate in the joy of sharing ourselves in an atmosphere of civility and generosity. It’s a good place to be.

Food. Because of Covid constraints, alas, no food can be served indoors at these events, until further notice. However, light lunch will be provided at 11:45AM on the Thomas House patio prior to discussions.

Place: Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture (Covid-willing, or online as necessary)

Professor: Dr. Larry Allums

Dates: Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15

Tuition:  $100/class session or  $400 total. Teachers free with membership.


  • The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich
  • The Committed, Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • How Beautiful We Were, Imbolo Mbue
  • The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, Richard Flanagan



November 17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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