Vandal Book Club
Join UI alumni and friends of UI 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 3: Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father's Wars
January – February 2018
Against the backdrop of World War II, Joy Passanante’s touching new book, , is the saga of a wartime medical unit, a passionate long-distance love, the making of a surgeon and two first-generation American families. Told through her father’s eyes—drawing on hundreds of his letters to his beloved wife, his four-volume wartime diary and his paintings—Passanante masterfully recreates his wartime journey and physically retraces his steps more than sixty years later in an attempt to understand a time in her parents’ lives that they’d spoken about very little.