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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 2016

  • Wolf Hall
    by Hilary Mantel.
    Hosted by: Paula Moya

    "Wolf Hall is an award-winning historical novel by English author Hilary Mantel set during the reign of Henry VIII. It is an engaging fictionalized biography of Thomas Cromwell that vividly and skillfully recasts a character that many of us thought we already knew. The book is as fun to read as it is informative, and I look forward to sharing it with you!"

    Paula Moya, professor of English and, by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Culture

Upcoming Books

  • March 2016

    Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

    Hosted by: Judy Richardson, senior lecturer in English and program coordinator for American Studies

  • April 2016

    Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

    Hosted by: Andrea Lunsford, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English, Emerita, and former director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric

  • May 2016

    Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar

    Hosted by: Blair Hoxby, associate professor of English

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