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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 - September 2014

  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
    by Anthony Marra.
    Hosted by: Anthony Marra

    "This novel is about the people who are just simply trying to get by in the midst of conflict. It's about people trying to provide for their families, and trying to retain some small form of humanity despite the forces that are otherwise attempting to strip them of it."

    Anthony Marra, lecturer of English

Upcoming Books

  • November 2014

    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

  • February 2015

    Passing by Nella Larsen

    Hosted by: Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of American history

  • March 2015

    The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes

    Hosted by: Zephyr Frank, associate professor of Latin American history and director of Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis and Spatial History Project

  • April 2015

    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

  • May 2015

    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

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