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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 - April 2015

  • Waiting for Godot
    by Samuel Beckett.
    Hosted by: Helen Brooks

    "Are we always waiting for something? Beckett wanted us to become aware of that impulse in human nature and what that waiting might be for..."

    Helen Brooks, PhD '80, senior lecturer emerita of English and the program of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Upcoming Books

  • 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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