Stanford Book Salon
Bookworms unite! Each month, this seriously unstuffy community of Stanford alumni, family and friends gathers online to read and discuss a different book handpicked by one of our renowned faculty hosts.
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Current Book - May 2016
"This lyrical novel recreates Hadrian's lost memoirs and immerses readers in the consciousness of Rome's most complex emperor. It explores the mysteries of life, from the risks and rewards or erotic abandon to the intoxication of political rule. Turmoil in the Middle East? Homosexual heartbreak? The Romans dealt with it all before we did."
The Martian, by Andy Weir
Hosted by: Roger Romani, professor of physics and a member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
A Woman Without A Country, by Eavan Boland
Hosted by: Greg Wrenn, Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program
Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
Hosted by: Paula Moya, professor of English and, by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Culture
Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson
Hosted by: Judy Richardson, senior lecturer in English and program coordinator for American Studies
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, by Roz Chast
Hosted by: Andrea Lunsford, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English, Emerita, and former director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric
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