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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 - November 2015

  • A Woman Without A Country
    by Eavan Boland.
    Hosted by: Greg Wrenn

    "A Woman Without A Country is another astonishing examination by Eavan Boland of womanhood and Irish history, with notes of resilience and loss sounded at every turn: "a bony line forever severing / Her body from its native air until / She is ready for the page.""

    Greg Wrenn, Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program

Upcoming Books

  • January 2016

    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

    Hosted by: Paula Moya, associate professor of English

  • March 2016

    Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

    Hosted by: Judy Richardson, senior lecturer in English and program coordinator for American Studies

  • April 2016

    Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

    Hosted by: Andrea Lunsford, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English, Emerita, and former director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric

  • May 2016

    Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar

    Hosted by: Blair Hoxby, associate professor of English

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