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Oct. 22, 2004

UW-RF Book Club Features "Life of Pi"

The book, "Life of Pi," by Yann Martel will be discussed as part of the Lion's Paw Book Club on Nov. 10, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Chalmer Davee Library Breezeway on the UW-River Falls campus.

The discussion will be led by Suzanne Hagen, special assistant to the chancellor for equity and compliance. The book follows Pi Patel, son of a zookeeper, who has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is 16 years old, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.

The club encourages community members, faculty, staff and students to participate in its gatherings during the academic year 2004-05. It meets on the second Wednesday of the month until December and again from February through May. The public is welcome to attend and need not have read the books to sit in on sessions.

The next discussion is Dec. 8 and will highlight "The Flanders Panel" by Arturo Perez-Reverte. The group will be led by Valerie Malzacher, director of the UW-RF Chalmer Davee Library.

Featured books are available in the University Bookstore in the Hagestad Student Center, and several copies of each book are also available in the Library's collection.

For more information contact Curt Le May at 715/425-3360.


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