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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, And the Mountains Echoed
Alex Blazer (English), Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Jan Clark (Rhetoric), Ken Bain, What the Best College Students Do
Steve Elliott-Gower (Political Science), Herbet Read, The Green Child
TBA, Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of Maladies
TBA, Robert Kaplan, Asia's Cauldron
TBA, Carlotta Gall, The Wrong Enemy

TBA, Janet Poppendieck, Free for All

FALL 2014

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

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

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

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

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