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Fredrik Backman’s novel “A Man Call Ove” will be the topic of discussion at the next TU Book Club at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in the Campus Center Classroom on TU’s Forbes Campus.

“A Man Call Ove” talks about the relationship between a young family of four and their cranky neighbor. The story provides an inside look at why the man might be upset and eventually talks about the change that takes place in his life due to the relationship that builds with the new neighbors.

Leading the TU Book Club discussion will be Dr. Christine Peterson.

A resident of Chicago for half the year and Tallahassee the other half, Dr. Peterson is a retired professor emerita at Northern Illinois University, where she taught courses in literature and writing. She also developed undergraduate and graduate programs in technical writing that focused on bridging academic theory and professional practice. That interest came from both her research in “real-world” writing and her many years as a consultant in business and technical communications with major Fortune 500 companies as clients. Prior to NIU, she was director of composition at George Williams College for more than a decade.

Dr. Peterson, completed her bachelor’s degree and doctorate at the University of Illinois and her master’s degree at Northwestern University. Her publications include the book “Technical Writing in a Corporate Culture: A Study of the Nature of Information.” Dr. Peterson is a fellow of the Society for Technical Communication and a recipient of the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Technical Communication.

The Book Club is part of Arts for the Community at Thomas University (ACTU). For more information, call 229-227-6964 or email Visit to learn about other ACTU events.


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