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Book Salon
Good Will

  • This month we're reading Good Will by Jane Smiley. Our faculty host is Scotty McLennan.

    Listen to an interview with our Book Salon host.

    "I love the book because it's suffused with love and deep appreciation of life -- mixed with inevitable human vices like pride, greed and envy that can undermine our happiness and fulfillment."

    Scotty McLennan, lecturer in political economy at the Graduate School of Business and former dean for religious life at Stanford

How to Participate

>> Read the audio transcript with this month's host, Scotty McLennan

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About this quarter's book selection

Despite the carefully self-sufficient life he has designed for his small family, a man discovers that even the right choices have unexpected consequences--sometimes heart-breaking ones.

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