Leadership Development
Programs and Services

Women’s Reading Circle

  • Join a community of women and use reading as a tool for self-reflection. This group of SU students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and staff meets twice a month to converse and delve deeper into ideas of empowerment, leadership, and community through various texts.

    For more information (or to sign up for Fall quarter's Circle) contact Leadership Development at lead@seattleu.edu. Snacks will be provided.

    Fall Quarter 2013 Featured Book

    "A Thousand Splended Suns" by Khaled Hosseini

    Synopsis: Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival. A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.