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Stanford Book Salon Summer Reading

What's on your reading list this summer? If you're seeking suggestions, the book salon faculty hosts have identified a few great books.

Summer Reading 2014

Freshman 3 books | Faculty Recommendations | Bing Overseas Studies Program


Freshman Three Books



Physics for Future Presidents
by Richard Muller

My Year of Meats
by Ruth Ozeki

Radioactive
by Lauren Redniss



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Faculty Recommendations


  • The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn

    Recommended by: Scott Hutchins, lecturer in English

  • Nirvana, Adam Johnson's prize-winning short story

  • Blankets by Craig Thompson

    Recommended by: Ari Kelman, the Jim Joseph Chair in Education and Jewish Studies and associate professor of religious studies

  • Fun Home by Alison Bechtel

    Recommended by: Ari Kelman, the Jim Joseph Chair in Education and Jewish Studies and associate professor of religious studies

  • Thank You, St. Jude: Women's Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes by Robert A. Orsi

    Recommended by: Tanya Luhrmann, the Howard and Jessie Watkins University Professor in Anthropology and psychology (by courtesy)

  • The Craft of Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric, and the Making of Images, 400-1200 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature) by Mary Carruthers

    Recommended by: Tanya Luhrmann, the Howard and Jessie Watkins University Professor in Anthropology and psychology (by courtesy)

  • Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia by Dennis Covington

    Recommended by: Tanya Luhrmann, the Howard and Jessie Watkins University Professor in Anthropology and psychology (by courtesy)

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Bing Overseas Studies Program Summer Reading


AUSTRALIA


In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson

BEIJING


Deng Xiaoping
by Ezra F. Vogel

BERLIN


The Reader
by Bernhard Schlink




CAPE TOWN


After Mandela
by Douglas Foster

FLORENCE


The Pursuit of Italy
by David Gilmour

MADRID


Spain is Different
by Helen Wattley-Ames



SANTIAGO


A Nation of Enemies
by Pamela Constable


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