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 2016
"In his compelling novel about Cicero's rise to power, Robert Harris brings to life the captivating drama of the Roman political world - the ambition, hunger for power, violence, and devious behind-the-scenes deals that make up the theatre of statesmanship. Having learned Latin through Cicero's speeches, I've always been fascinated with the power of the orator's rhetoric, his ability to move people by the sheer craft of his eloquence."
The Book of Hulga by Rita Mae Reese
Hosted by: John Evans, Jones Lecturer of Creative Writing
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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