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Professor Scanlon is reading...

A Reliable Wife  by Robert Goolrick

I find myself drawn to examinations of the outer limits of consumer practices: trafficking in kidneys and other organs, adoption agencies that work as sales...
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Professor Franco is reading...

Saul Bellow: Letters  by Saul Bellow

Over the winter break, on a road trip that took me and my wife from the southern tip of Florida to Chicago, I read Saul Bellow’s recently published letters. ...
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Rory Brinkman '11 is reading...

'Master Harold'...and the Boys  by Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard’s ‘Master Harold’… and the Boys offers a glimpse into some of the fraught but affectionate relationships that occurred between...
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Cindy Bessmer, Manager of Human Resources, is reading...

The Slap  by Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas’ novel, The Slap, begins with a multigenerational, multicultural collection of friends and relatives enjoying a summer barbeque in...
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Zulmarie Bosques '11 is reading...

Conversation in the Cathedral  by Mario Vargas Llosa

In Conversation in the Cathedral, Mario Vargas Llosa gives his readers access to former President Manuel A. Odria’s dictatorship in Peru in the early...
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Professor Johnson is reading...

Pegasus  by Robin McKinley '75

Robin McKinley (’75, H ‘86) is a Bowdoin alum and Newberry Award winner. I discovered McKinley’s writing when at the college bookstore to buy, for my...
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