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 - May 2015
"My son Tony and I wanted to inject scenery, color, action, character, and plot in environmental writing. We worked hard to make it something that would not only be very informative, but something fun to read as well."
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by Anthony Marra
Hosted by: Anthony Marra, lecturer of English
Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hosted by: Clayborne Carson, professor of American history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Passing, by Nella Larsen
Hosted by: Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of American history
The Death of Artemio Cruz, by Carlos Fuentes
Hosted by: Zephyr Frank, associate professor of Latin American history and director of Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis and Spatial History Project
Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett
Hosted by: Helen Brooks, PhD '80, senior lecturer emerita of English and the program of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
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