Bowdoin Reads



Matt O’Donnell, Associate Editor, Bowdoin Magazine, is reading...

Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry  by Camille T. Dungy

Really, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m in awe of this collection. Its ambition and scope doesn’t surprise me, since I’ve known the brilliant...
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Professor Conlan is reading...

The Pitch That Killed: The Story of Carl Mays, Ray Chapman, and the Pennant Race of 1920   by Mike Sowell

This book characterized as "the best baseball book no one has read" ...
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Anitra Sprauten is reading...

Forever  by Peter Hamill

Forever is a historical fiction which tells the story of a young Irish man, Cormac O’Connor, who moves to New York in 1740 and is granted immortality. Through...
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TJ Fulton is reading...

An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England  by Brock Clarke

I originally picked up An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England because its author, Brock Clarke, is teaching one of the classes I will take in...
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Primo Garza is reading...

The Everglades: River of Grass  by Marjory Stoneman Douglas

“There are no other Everglades in the world.” With that sentence begins one of the greatest books in environmental history. Highly recommended by Professor...
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Professor Cerf is reading...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  by Steig Larrson

I am currently in the midst of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It is fast-paced for such a fat book –and, therefore, it is hard to put...
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