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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 2014

  • Flight Behavior
    by Barbara Kingsolver.
    Hosted by: Noah Diffenbaugh

    " 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."

    Noah Diffenbaugh, associate professor of earth sciences and senior fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment

Upcoming Books

  • May 2014

    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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