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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 - March 2015

  • The Death of Artemio Cruz
    by Carlos Fuentes.
    Hosted by: Zephyr Frank

    "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."

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

Upcoming Books

  • 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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