Bowdoin Reads



Michael Tucker is reading...

Running and Being   by George A. Sheehan

To me, this book is the Walden of running literature. As I was preparing to run my first 5K in about 10 years, I searched for this book but was sad to find it...
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Jaime Jones is reading...

Independent People   by Halldór Laxness

Halldór Laxness’ Independent People is a timeless tale of poverty and pride. Set in early twentieth-century rural Iceland, this epic novel tells the story...
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Dave Yee is reading...

Out Stealing Horses  by Per Petterson

“Out Stealing Horses” is not Per Petterson’s first novel, nor will it likely be his last. His character, Trond Sander, deals with continued loss as the...
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Amy Helbig is reading...

Goodbye, Columbus  by Philip Roth

Published in 1959, Goodbye, Columbus won the 1960 National Book Award and began the career of Philip Roth, one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth and...
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Tanya Todorova is reading...

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  by Junot Diaz

I read the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao for my Caribbean Literature class with Professor Nadia Celis. Written in a colloquial, street-smart Spanglish, the...
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Professor Watterson is reading...

Greek gods, human lives : what we can learn from myths  by Mary Lefkowitz

The past is a foreign country. One side of the culture wars sees "otherness" almost exclusively in terms of contemporary ideas and/or patterns regarding race,...
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