Bowdoin Reads

Hernan Molina Is Inspired By...

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man....
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Rachel Turkel '11 Is Inspired By...

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
by William Kamkwamba

"No more skipping breakfast; no more dropping out of school. With a windmill, we'd finally release ourselves from the troubles of darkness and hunger. In...
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Megan Brunmier Is Inspired By...

Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides

"In the silence that followed, Desdemona felt a strange emotion rising inside her. It spread in the space between her panic and grief--she recognized the...
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Professor Fitzgerald Is Inspired By...

A Theory of Justice
by John Rawls

“I shall maintain instead that the persons in the initial situation would choose two ... principles: the first requires equality in the assignment of rights...
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Ann Price Davis '73 Is Inspired By...

The College Man and the College Woman
by William DeWitt Hyde

"The Offer of the College" is the promotional material for my life. I drop the last line -- I prefer a "life long" learning curve. My favorite line is "to...
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Emma and Tu Anh are reading...

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders  by Daniel Defoe

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, commonly known as Moll Flanders, is a novel written by Daniel Defoe in 1722. Moll...
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