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 2016
"The Book of Hulga is a powerful meditation on the nature of imagination and identity, and the forms that grace can take in a life. Taking as its central figure the protagonist from Flannery O'Connor's short story, "Good Country People," Reese interconnects a rich web of topics, including suffering, absence, the self and Catholicism. Formal inventiveness and deeply felt lyricism are the hallmarks of this beautiful collection, which is a joy to discover and revisit."
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Hosted by: Roland Greene, Mark Pigott KBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and a professor of English and comparative literature
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Hosted by: Blakey Vermeule, professor of English
The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander
Hosted by: Brendan Boyle, consulting associate professor at the d.school
Born on a Tuesday: A Novel by Elnathan John
Hosted by: NoViolet Bulawayo, Jones Lecturer in fiction
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