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 2016
"Roz Chast has for years and years been among my favorite cartoonists: when I receive my New Yorker I look first to see if she has a contribution in there. But with her graphic memoir, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, she has outdone even herself. Here her instantly recognizable, quavery, intense drawings team up with photographs and other documents to focus on the last few years of her aging parents' lives, as full of laughter as they are of tears."
Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
Hosted by: Blair Hoxby, associate professor of English
The Martian, by Andy Weir
Hosted by: Roger Romani, professor of physics and a member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
A Woman Without A Country, by Eavan Boland
Hosted by: Greg Wrenn, Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program
Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
Hosted by: Paula Moya, professor of English and, by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Culture
Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson
Hosted by: Judy Richardson, senior lecturer in English and program coordinator for American Studies
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