Bowdoin Reads



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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Jody Tyler is reading...

Indian Country Today  by Four Directions Media

Indian Country is one of the publications that was requested through myself and the Native American Student Association (NASA) for public review here at the...
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Rachel Dicker is reading...

The Maine Woods  by Henry David Thoreau

The Maine Woods, by Henry David Thoreau, is a classic book that I felt obliged to browse through as a resident of a large patch of woods in Northern Maine. ...
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Professor Potholm is reading...

Panicking Ralph   by Bill James

[Professor Potholm is also reading "The Campaigners" by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles.] ...
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Suzanne Astolfi is reading...

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan  by Lisa See

My recently formed book club read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See for our first selection. It was interesting how differently we viewed this book. ...
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