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 2013
When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God
Hosted by: Tanya Luhrmann
"I describe the way that I saw people change. So, one of the things that the book does is to recount the fact that people change as they begin to pray. We know that that is true from the theological perspective, that makes sense. But what I saw, that psychologically people began to change."
That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern
Hosted by: Eamonn Callan, Pigott Family Professor Associate Dean for Student Affairs
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Hosted by: Peggy Phelan, Ann O'Day Maples Professor in the Arts and professor of theater and performance studies and English
Prisoner's Dilemma by Richard Powers
Hosted by: Ari Kelman, Jim Joseph Chair in Education and Jewish Studies and associate professor of religious studies (by courtesy)
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Hosted by: Noah Diffenbaugh, associate professor of earth sciences and senior fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Hosted by: Elaine Treharne, professor of English and co-director of the Center of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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