Bowdoin Reads



Heather Peters, Endowment Manager, is reading...

The Immortial Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot

I initially started listening to the audiobook of The Immortial Life of Henrietta Lacks on my commute to work. But after just a couple of rides back and...
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Professor Conly is reading...

State of Wonder  by Ann Patchett

In State of Wonder, a researcher for a Minnesota pharmaceutical company heads off to the Amazonian jungle to look into the death of another researcher. ...
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James Miller '14 is reading...

Herzog  by Saul Bellow

I am reading Herzog by Saul Bellow. The book follows Moses Herzog, a college professor, as he writes unsent letters to people in his life: friends,...
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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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