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2008-2009 Duke Reads Selections Announced

For the second year, the Duke Alumni Association is sponsoring Duke Reads, an online book club for alumni and friends of the University. Programs, October through April, will be moderated by National Public Radio's Frank Stasio, who will be joined by the person who recommended the book being discussed. The participants for 2008-2009, and their books, have just been announced:

October: In Our Time, by Ernest Hemingway.  Online chat on 22 October with Melissa Malouf, associate professor of the practice of English and director of the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows

November: Howard's End, by E.M. Forster.  Online chat on 19 November with Judith Ruderman, vice provost for academic and administrative services and adjunct professor of English

January: Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesen.  Online chat on 14 January with Reynolds Price, James B. Duke Professor of English

February: The Towers of Trebizond, by Rose Macaulay.  Online chat on 18 February with Sam Wells, dean of Duke Chapel and research professor of Christian ethics at the divinity school

March: The Known World, by Edward P. Jones.  Online chat on 18 March with Thavolia Glymph, assistant professor of African and African American studies and history

April: Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn.  Online chat on 22 April with R. Sanders "Sandy" Williams, senior vice chancellor of academic affairs at the medical school

The Duke Alumni Association sponsors Duke Reads in partnership with the Duke University Libraries and several other University departments and organizations.

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Posted 3 June 2008

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