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 - March 2015
"I chose this book because it has a great deal of meaning to me personally-- it was the first really great work of modern Latin American literature that I read as a student. I have used it in courses here at Stanford and each time I go back to teaching it I feel like I learn something new and gain new perspective on Mexican history and literature-- its just an inexhaustible source of interest."
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Hosted by: Helen Brooks, PhD '80, senior lecturer emerita of English and the program of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
The Extreme Life of the Sea by Stephen Palumbi & Anthony Palumbi
Hosted by: Stephen Palumbi, P '06, '10, director of the Hopkins Marine Station, the Harold A. Miller Professor in Marine Sciences, the Jane and Marshall Steel Jr. Professor of Marine Sciences and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by Anthony Marra
Hosted by: Anthony Marra, lecturer of English
Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hosted by: Clayborne Carson, professor of American history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Passing, by Nella Larsen
Hosted by: Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of American history
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