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Stanford Book Salon

Bookworms unite! Each year, 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.

Current Book - March 2019

  • The Children Act
    by Ian McEwan.
    Hosted by: Heather Hadlock

    "I love how the music in The Children Act invests Romantic and archetypal resonance into a modern legal tale."

    Heather Hadlock, associate professor of music

Upcoming Books

  • April 2019

    The Vegetarian by Han Kang

    Hosted by: Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

  • May 2019

    The Iliad by Homer, with notes by Richard Martin

    Hosted by: Richard Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics

Past Books

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