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BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Each semester, we offer a number of book discussions facilitated by Georgia College professors over dinner, usually at their homes. These informal "learning beyond the classroom" experiences are designed to stimulate thought and discussion and promote student-faculty interaction.
 
SPRING 2015 (in progress)
Nancy Beasley (English), Khaled Hosseini's "And the Mountains Echoed"
Alex Blazer (English), Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
TBA, Siddhartha Mukherjee's "The Emperor of Maladies"
TBA, Robert Kaplan's "Asia's Cauldron"
TBA, Carlotta Gall's "The Wrong Enemy"

TBA, Janet Poppendieck's "Free for All"

FALL 2014

Scott Butler (Kinesiology), Helen Epstein's "The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa"
Jan Clark (Rhetoric), Ken Bain's "What the Best College Students Do"
Steve Elliott-Gower (Honors), Richard Light's "Making the Most of College"
Jennifer Flaherty (English), Adam Rex's "The True Meaning of Smekday"
Yeprem Mehranian (Education), Anthony Shadid's "House of Stone"
Stephanie Opperman (History), Edwidge Dantica's "Brother, I'm Dying"
Cynthia Orms (Accounting), Adeline Yen Mah's "Chinese Cinderella"
Elaine Whitaker (English), Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
 
SPRING 2014
Alex Blazer (English), Travis Langley's "Batman and Psychology"
Jennifer Flaherty (English), C.S. Lewis's "The Great Divorce"
Hank Edmondson (Political Science), Arthur Koestler's "Darkness at Noon"
Steve Elliott-Gower (Political Science), Dave Eggers's "The Circle"
Claire Garrett (Education), Janet Poppendieck's "Free for All"
Mary Magoulick and Claudia Yaghoobi (English), Kamila Shamsie's "Broken Verses"
Mary Magoulick and Claudia Yaghoobi (English), Fatima Mernissi's, Dreams of Trespass
Rachel Shelden (History), Chad Harbach's "The Art of Fielding"
Ashley Taylor (Psychology), Amy Chua's "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"

FALL 2013
Warner Belanger (Philosophy), Philip Dick's "The Man in the High Castle"
John Bowen (Leadership), Carlos Ruiz Zafón's "The Shadow of the Wind"
Scott Butler (Kinesiology), T.R. Reid's "The Healing of America"
Hank Edmondson (Political Science), Ian McEwan's "Amsterdam"
Cyndy Hall (Visiting Professor), Téa Obreht's "The Tiger's Wife"
Jerry Herbel (Political Science), C.S. Lewis's "Mere Christianity"
Mary Magoulick and Claudia Yaghoobi (English), "Hisham Matar's In the Country of Men"
Mary Magoulick and Claudia Yaghoobi (English), Marjean Satrapi's "Persepolis"
Cynthia Orms (Accounting), Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation"
Amit Poddar (Marketing), Khaled Hosseini's "A Thousand Splendid Suns"
James Winchester (Philosophy) Albert Camus's "The Fall"

SPRING 2013
Dan Bauer (Education), Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
Nancy Beasley (English), Suzanne Collins's "The Hunger Games"
Warner Belanger (Religion), Stephane Hessel's "Time for Outrage"
John Bowen (Leadership), Richard Adams's "Watership Down"
Jolene Cole (Library), Elie Wiesel's "Night"
Kim Cossey (Chemistry), Haruki Murakami's "Kafka on the Shore"
Steve Elliott-Gower (Political Science) and Ben Scafidi (Economics), Paul Tough's "How Children Succeed"
Hank Edmondson (Political Science), Soren Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling"
Jerry Herbel (Political Science), C.S. Lewis's "Mere Christianity"
Cynthia Orms (Accounting), Thomas Friedman's "Hot, Flat, and Crowded"
William Risch (History), "William Styron's Sophie's Choice"

FALL 2012
Dan Bauer (Education), Ismael Beah's "A Long Way Gone"
Nancy Beasley (English), Suzanne Collins's "The Hunger Games"
Janet Dale (English), Mark Haddon's "The Curious Incident..."
Hank Edmondson (Political Science), Franklin Foer's "How Soccer Explains the World"
Jerry Herbel (Political Science), C.S. Lewis's "Surprised by Joy"
Joshua Kitchens (Library), Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"
Caitlin Powell (Psychology), Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried"
 
SPRING 2012
Warner Belanger (Religion), Kazuo Ishiguro's "Never Let Me Go"
Hank Edmondson (Political Science), Franz Kafka's "The Trial"
Steve Elliott-Gower (Political Science), Alan Bennett's "The Uncommon Reader"
Steve Elliott-Gower (Political Science), Chris Buckley's "Boomsday"
Bruce Gentry (English), Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People"
Gael Guzman-Medrano (Languages), Isabel Allende's "Ines of My Soul"
Pate McMichael (Mass Comm), Richard Ford's "The Sportswriter"
Amit Poddar (Marketing), Amitav Ghosh's "The Glass Palace"
William Risch (History), 
Kim Edwards' "The Memory Keeper's Daughter"

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