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 - January 2017
"King Lear is the most soul-baring of Shakespeare's tragedies. The play explores all at once the limits of political power, the pull of family, and the frailty of human existence. Moreover, it reveals the thought of a moment in which England was ruled by a new king and the intellectual world was changing quickly in light of new discoveries and insights. Having recently experienced the play's power for Stanford undergraduates, I believe it will speak to alumni even more urgently."
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Hosted by: Blakey Vermeule, professor of English
The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander
Hosted by: Brendan Boyle, consulting associate professor at the d.school
Born on a Tuesday: A Novel by Elnathan John
Hosted by: NoViolet Bulawayo, Jones Lecturer in fiction
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