Exclusive to Members of The Museum of Russian Art, this series is a small group book discussion group led by a different docent each month. Read up with us, and join in the fun!  All books available in The IZBA Gift Shop at The Museum of Russian Art.

Click on each book or event title below for further information, and to register for each program.  The Member Book Discussion Series is a free event; however, space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

  • Fifty Russian Winters – Member Book Discussion Series

    Saturday, October 21 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am at TMORA

    Fifty Russian Winters: An American Woman’s Life in the Soviet Union by Margaret Wettlin Led by Marie Grubisich, TMORA Docent REGISTER A gripping account of Soviet life as experienced by an American who lived for 50 years on an absolutely equal basis with Russians. Packed with details of everyday life from giving birth in a Soviet hospital to

  • Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking – Member Book Discussion Series

    Saturday, November 18 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am at TMORA

    Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking:  A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen Led by Deborah McKnight, TMORA Docent Registration opens October 23rd, 2017 – This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment where eighteen

  • Gentleman in Moscow – Member Book Discussion Series

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am at TMORA

    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Led by Pat Spaulding, TMORA Docent Registration opens January 2, 2018 – This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. A Gentleman in Moscow is the utterly entertaining second novel from the author of Rules of Civility. Amor Towles skillfully transports us to The Metropol, the famed Moscow hotel where movie

  • Lenin on the Train – Member Book Discussion Series

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am at TMORA

      Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 10:30am |  The Museum of Russian Art Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale Led by Ruth Ann Benson, TMORA Docent Registration opens January 13, 2018.  This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. In April 1917, as the Russian Tsar Nicholas II’s abdication sent shockwaves across war-torn Europe,

  • The Romanov Bride – Member Book Discussion Series

    Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am at TMORA

    The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander Led by Wendi Sott, TMORA Docent  Registration opens February 26, 2018 – This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Book groups and historical fiction buffs have made Robert Alexander’s two previous novels word-of-mouth favorites and national bestsellers. Set against a backdrop of Imperial Russia’s twilight, The Romanov Bride