Vandal Book Club
Join U of I alumni and friends of U of I for an online book club covering professional development and personal growth topics related to careers and leadership. The book club connects through a private forum where people can discuss the current book and network with each other. Joining the book club is completely free for alumni and friends, you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy.
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Book 4: Idaho: A Novel
March – April 2018
A book that explores the redemptive power of love and friendship, the burdens of loss and secrets, finding the strength to forgive yourself, the fragility of the mind and memory, and how long to maintain hope in the face of great uncertainty.
Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in northern Idaho, where they are bound together by more than love. With her husband’s memory fading, Ann attempts to piece together the truth of what happened to Wade’s first wife, Jenny, and to their daughters. In a story written in exquisite prose and told from multiple perspectives—including Ann, Wade, and Jenny, now in prison—we gradually learn of the mysterious and shocking act that fractured Wade and Jenny's lives, of the love and compassion that brought Ann and Wade together, and of the memories that reverberate through the lives of every character in Idaho.
Book 5: Experts of Our Potential
May – June 2018
This business coach thinks he's seen it all - until his client, Chris, utterly self-destructs right in front of his eyes. Their confrontations make the coach question everything. Plagued by crippling failure and dizzying change in the marketplace, Chris drives his coach to the brink, and both men are changed forever. Their story becomes a coach's greatest failure. Or could it be his greatest success? Experts of Our Potential is the new paradigm for delivering value in business. Packed with insights into neuroscience, psychology, business, and behind-the-scenes coaching and speaking strategies, it will help you discover the true value in others - and in yourself.