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West LA Book Club

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    Contacts: Laura Cook (send message)

    Region: CA - Los Angeles
    Members: 84 Member(s)
    Email: socialala@alumni.stanford.edu

    NOTE: This Book Club communicates via a SEPARATE EMAIL LIST.  Please register but ALSO email Laura Pula Cook '77 at: socialala@alumni.stanford.edu to be added to the list!

2018 Reading List

Jan.:  My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (Fiction)

Feb.:  A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (Nonfiction, 384 pages, pub. 2014)

March: Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders (Fiction, 368 pages, pub. Feb. 2017) 

April: Conundrum by Jan Morris (Non-fiction memoir, 176 pages, first published 1974) 

May: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Fiction, 320 pages, pub. 2016) (The author is a Stanford grad born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama) 

June: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery (non-fiction, 272 pages) (Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction)

July: Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Kevin Liu (Science Fiction) (416 pages) (Hugo Award winner) (2018 Stanford Book Salon selection)

August: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan (Non-fiction memoir) (464 pages) (Winner, Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 2016)

September: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (Fiction)(146 pages) (Pub. 1962)

October: Moonglow by Michael Chabon (Fiction) (480 pages)

Nov.-Dec.: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Non-Fiction) (464 pages)


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