Bowdoin Reads

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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June Vail is reading...

The Anthologist  by Nicholson Baker

The narrator of this novel, a likeable poet named Paul Chowder, recounts his struggles to write the Introductory essay to a poetry anthology, Only Rhyme. He’s...
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Lidey Heuck is reading...

Gone With the Wind  by Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind is not one of those books you forget about after you finish. It charms you with its sentimental depiction of the antebellum South and...
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