Bowdoin Reads



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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Carmen Greenlee is reading...

The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories  by Ben Marcus. editor

I love electronic readers, and pleased that Hawthorne-Longfellow Library has loaded Kindles and Sony EReaders with a variety of books. I also love short...
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Hanna Flaten '13 is reading...

Bel Canto  by Ann Patchett

In Bel Canto , Ann Patchett explores how people of different nationalities, ages and interests interact when isolated from the outside world. The book...
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Professor Kohorn is reading...

Angle of Repose  by Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner's novels portray the lives and passions of early settlers of the American West. They paint a vivid and eloquent picture of the hardships,...
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