Bowdoin Reads



Katie Foley '17 is reading...

Catch-22  by Joseph Heller

Over the summer, I decided to pick up Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. I had been avoiding reading the classic, despite recommendations from numerous friends,...
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Professor Purnell is reading...

The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail  by Óscar Martínez

Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martínez’s book, The Beast, takes readers on a journey through hell. In Spanish, the book’s title is, Los Migrantes...
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Michael McGlinchey '15 is reading...

Zona : [a book about a film about a journey to a room]  by Geoff Dyer

This summer I picked up the book Zona by Geoff Dyer. The subtitle is "A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room," and so far it is is just that. Dyer...
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Christine Piontek, Museum of Art, is reading...

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince  by Jane Ridley

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince is a fascinating account of the life of Edward VII, Queen Victoria’s son and heir. This...
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Professor Pearlman is reading...

American Romantic  by Ward Just

I’m a big fan of Ward Just—a great American novelist who is not as well-known as he should be. He writes above all about the political world and the people...
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Carla Mahaney, Admissions Office, is reading...

Tell the Wolves I'm Home  by Carol Rifka Brunt

Tell the Wolves I'm Home is an intensely emotional book. AIDS in the 1980's terrified everyone, and this is the story of an entire family forced to come...
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