Stanley Reads Book Club, Spring 2022

This spring, as part of the University of Iowa’s 175th anniversary, the Stanley Reads book club will be reading A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. 

A Thousand Acres won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1991 and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1991. We are reading the novel in connection with the University of Iowa's 175th anniversary.

Register for the program: Stanley Reads Spring 2022

Stanley Reads is presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

  • February 21, 7:00 p.m.
  • March 21, 7:00 p.m.
  • April 25, 7:00 p.m.

Programs will take place over Zoom with closed-captioning available. To encourage a lively discussion and connection, video and audio will be enabled for all participants.

Please contact Josh Siefken ( with any other accommodation needs or questions.

We are excited to partner with Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City for the series.