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Americanah

Clayborne Carson in a discussion on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah

7mins

2 Mar 2015

Rank #1

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Prisoner's Dilemma interview with Ari Kelman

Listen to Professor Ari Kelman discuss ‘Prisoner’s Dilemma’ for Book Salon 2013-2014 season. (3/1/2014)

16mins

7 Jul 2014

Rank #2

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When God Talks Back interview with Tanya Luhrmann

Listen to author, Professor Tanya Luhrmann describe her book, ‘When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God’ for the Book Salon 2013-2014 season. (9/1/2013)

17mins

7 Jul 2014

Rank #3

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Flight Behavior interview with Noah Diffenbaugh

Listen to Professor Noah Diffenbaugh discuss ‘Flight Behavior’ for Book Salon 2013-2014 season. (4/1/2014)

10mins

2 Jul 2014

Rank #4

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The Bluest Eye interview with Peggy Phelan

Listen to Professor Peggy Phelan discuss ‘The Bluest Eye’ for the Book Salon 2013-2014 season. (02/1/2014)

9mins

2 Jul 2014

Rank #5

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Tevye the Dairyman interview with Gabriella Safran

Listen to Professor Gabriella Safran discuss 'Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories' for Book Salon 2012-2013. (11/1/2012)

22mins

27 Aug 2013

Rank #6

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Great Gatsby interview with Gavin Jones

Listen to Professor Gavin Jones discuss 'The Great Gatsby' for Book Salon 2012-2013. (1/1/2013)

20mins

27 Aug 2013

Rank #7

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Black Rain interview with Steven Carter

Listen to Professor Steven Carter discuss 'Black Rain' for Book Salon 2012-2013. (1/1/2013)

15mins

27 Aug 2013

Rank #8

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Any Human Heart interview with Helen Stacy

Listen to Professor Helen Stacy discuss 'Any Human Heart' for Book Salon 2012-2013.

25mins

27 Aug 2013

Rank #9

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Interview)

Lecturer Jennifer Wolf introduces the young adult novel "The Hunger Games" to members of the Stanford Book Salon community. (May 1, 2012) r

11mins

25 May 2012

Rank #10

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Interview)

Claire Jarvis, assistant professor of English, introduces "Great Expectations" to the Stanford Book Salon community. A scholar of Victorian literature, she discusses why this classic novel holds up to re-reading. (March 1, 2012)

8mins

8 Mar 2012

Rank #11

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Jasmine: Interview

Scotty McLennan introduces "Jasmine" to the Stanford Book Salon community. He discusses why he chose this book and conveys important themes for readers to explore. (January 6, 2012)

9mins

1 Feb 2012

Rank #12

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Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain: Interview

Professor Eavan Boland introduces the book "Testament of Youth" to members of Stanford Book Salon community. (November 1, 2011)

7mins

18 Nov 2011

Rank #13

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Abraham Verghese Interview on "Cutting for Stone"

Professor Abraham Verghese introduces his novel "Cutting for Stone" to members of Stanford Book Salon community. (September 22, 2011)

5mins

11 Oct 2011

Rank #14

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Book Salon Discussion: Persepolis

Stanford Professor of Writing and Rhetoric discusses Marjane Satrapi's political graphic novel Persepolis. (October 25, 2009)

9 Nov 2009

Rank #15

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Dancing at Lughnasa: Discussion

Charlie Junkerman, Stanford Associate Provost and Dean of Continuing Studies, discusses Brian Friel's play, Dancing at Lughnasa, in context of cultural, community, political, religious, and feminist relations. (May 28, 2009)

10 Jun 2009

Rank #16

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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Interview

English Professor Elizabeth Tallent introduces readers to Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro. (March 2009)

14mins

1 Apr 2009

Rank #17

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The Quiet American: Interview

Martin Evans introduces the book salon group to "The Quiet American," by Graham Greene. (January 2009)

13mins

4 Mar 2009

Rank #18

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The Quiet American: Discussion

Stanford English Professor, Martin Evans, examines the once controversial novel "The Quiet American" by Graham Green, with Stanford alumni. (January 28, 2009)

18 Feb 2009

Rank #19

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Dreams from My Father: Interview

Rick Banks introduces the book salon group to Barack Obama's "Dreams from My Father." (November 2008)

3 Nov 2008

Rank #20