The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Join the Ohio State Alumni Book Club
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Join the Ohio State Alumni Book Club

Read along with fellow Buckeyes!

Whether you are already an avid reader or are looking to cultivate new reading habits, this book club has something for everyone.

  • October 7–December 15, 2023 – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

This Tender Land is set in 1932 in Minnesota's Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to Odie O’Banion, a lively orphan boy whose exploits constantly earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Odie and his brother, Albert, are the only white faces among the hundreds of Native American children at the school.

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from William Ken Krueger. He will join us for a live author talk on Tuesday, December 5 at 2 p.m. ET.

Register for this virtual event

Membership is free. You simply need to borrow or purchase a copy of the book.

Previous selections have included:

  • The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers
  • The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
  • Dopesick by Beth Macy
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • The Outsider by Stephen King
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Why Join? To enjoy regular discussions with fellow alumni, learn from published experts, and share personal and professional insights.

Register for book club

Registration is ongoing, join at any time.


Please contact OSUAA Programs at

Upcoming author talks

Author Talk with Vaishnavi Patel of Kaikeyi
December 6 | 7 p.m. ET

Author Talk with Benjamin Lorr of The Secret Life of Groceries
December 7 | 2 p.m. ET

Author Talk with Martin Ford of Rule of the Robots: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Everything
December 13 | 2 p.m. ET