Bowdoin Reads



Amy Dionne, Executive Assistant, Treasurers Office, is reading...

Through the Door  by Jodie McIsaac

Through the Door by Jodi McIsaac weaves Celtic mythology and urban fantasy. This tells the story of a mom trying to reconcile her daughter’s unusual...
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Dominique Wein '15 is reading...

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War  by Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee’s inspirational memoir Mighty Be Our Powers tells of the Gwobee’s amazing journey through the Liberian Civil War. As she graduates from...
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Professor Chakkalakal is reading...

Pym  by Mat Johnson

Published last year, Pym by Mat Johnson was recommended to me by a colleague who, like me, teaches African American literature. The novel, however, is...
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Samantha Broccoli '15 is reading...

The Lies of Locke Lamora  by Scott Lynch

I am currently rereading The Lies of Locke Lamora, in preparation for the newest book of the Gentleman Bastard sequence by Scott Lynch. ...
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Alida Snow, Circulation Assistant, HL Library, is reading...

This Life is In Your Hands  by Melissa Coleman

I’m easily lured to tales of pioneers who leave the comfortable and familiar to carve out lives on the frontier. I’m also fascinated by the U.S....
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Dan Robinson, Assistant Director of Annual Giving/Young Alumni is reading...

The Emperor of All Maladies  by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Let me start by saying that I’m a hopeless addict to trashy fantasy and sci-fi novels. After finishing a particularly long and embarrassingly bad series I...
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