Bowdoin Reads



Corey Colwill, Administrative Coordinator, is reading...

American Nations : a history of the eleven rival regional cultures of North America  by Colin Woodard

Colin Woodard’s American Nations is making its way around my office, and just last week it landed on my desk. Tracing the evolution of eleven regional...
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Faustino Ajanel '16 is reading...

Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys  by Victor M. Rios

The book I read was Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys. The book describes Black and Latino boys’ experience with the criminal...
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Professor Wells is reading...

The Informers  by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Mysteries, police procedurals, and historical fiction are some of my guilty pleasures. The Informers (2009, originally published in Spanish in 2004) by...
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Kiki Nakamura-Koyama '17 is reading...

The Red Tree  by Shaun Tan

The Red Tree by Shaun Tan is a picture book-- but don't under estimate the world within! Tan is able to capture the attention of any reader by the ornate...
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Myla Fay, Library Assistant, is reading...

A Field Guide to Getting Lost  by Rebecca Solnit

I am reading A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit. The book, vaguely based on the premise that people today are rarely “lost,” explores...
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Professor Schaffner is reading...

The Whistling Season  by Ivan Doig

In The Whistling Season, Ivan Doig invites readers to visit a small farming community in Montana, about a hundred years back. There, we observe frontier...
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