Bowdoin Reads



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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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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