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 - September 2014
"This novel is about the people who are just simply trying to get by in the midst of conflict. It's about people trying to provide for their families, and trying to retain some small form of humanity despite the forces that are otherwise attempting to strip them of it."
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hosted by: Clayborne Carson, professor of American history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Passing by Nella Larsen
Hosted by: Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of American history
The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes
Hosted by: Zephyr Frank, associate professor of Latin American history and director of Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis and Spatial History Project
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Hosted by: Helen Brooks, PhD '80, senior lecturer emerita of English and the program of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
The Extreme Life of the Sea by Stephen Palumbi & Anthony Palumbi
Hosted by: Stephen Palumbi, P '06, '10, director of the Hopkins Marine Station, the Harold A. Miller Professor in Marine Sciences, the Jane and Marshall Steel Jr. Professor of Marine Sciences and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
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