Bowdoin Reads



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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Omm Lucarelli is reading...

The Sandman  by Neil Gaiman

The Sandman, by Neil Gaiman, is a tour de force in the graphic novel genre. Originally published as a series of comic books, the comics have been condensed into...
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Jeff Selinger is reading...

Benito Cereno  by Herman Melville

Herman Melville’s “Benito Cereno” is a novella, a short novel. I read two of his novellas in high school (“Bartleby, the Scrivener” and “Billy...
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Emily Tong is reading...

Atonement  by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan captures the life of a child, Briony, who struggles with growing up too quickly. Her notion between the real world is tainted by the fantasy world,...
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Paul Hoffman is reading...

Forty Stories  by Donald Barthelme

A disgruntled princess, ax-wielding dryads, porcupine wranglers ...
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Sean Campos is reading...

Haunted house  by Pierre Reverdy

I got really into John Ashbery this summer, and stumbled across this translation he did of Pierre Reverdy’s Haunted House. After reading the brief seventy...
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