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 2014
" The book our Resident Fellows assigned for my freshman dorm at Stanford (Granada!) was Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver. I loved it, and was inspired to read most of her books. Now that I've grown up to be a climate scientist, her book about climate change brings me full-circle to my undergraduate years at Stanford."
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
A Working Theory of Love, by Scott Hutchins
Hosted by: Scott Hutchins, lecturer for the Creative Writing Program
Hosted by: Tanya Luhrmann, Howard and Jessie Watkins University Professor in Anthropology and psychology (by courtesy)
That They May Face the Rising Sun (By the Lake), 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)
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