Bowdoin Reads



Professor Cueto Asin is reading...

Anna in the Tropics  by Nilo Cruz

I acquired this play by Cuban American author Nilo Cruz (2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) after a recent visit to Tampa, Florida, where I discovered the...
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Jane Camp, Leadership Gifts, is reading...

The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics  by Daniel James Brown

This book fed my competitive spirit! Brown chronicles the story of the motley crew, University of Washington rowers and their unlikely success to win seats to...
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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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