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 - November 2014
"The scenes where Ifemelu is interacting with white Americans have a lot of humor in them, but they also have a lot of pain. She is trying to communicate, trying to be understood, trying to develop a relationship across race lines--that must be something that so many people experience."
Passing by Nella Larsen
Hosted by: Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of American history
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
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
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