Thursday, August 01, 2013

10 brain-expanding books for the college-bound teen

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Jess Dukes tagged ten brain-expanding books for the college-bound teen, including:
The Human Stain, Philip Roth

Watch out—college campuses are perfect petri dishes for gossip, scandal, and destroyed reputations. When a well-respected professor, Coleman Silk, is felled by an outright false allegation of racism, the resulting investigation uncovers the truth. But it’s too late; his PC-happy campus has moved on, leaving Silk with a broken family and more than a few open wounds.
Read about another novel on the list.

The Human Stain is on John Mullan's list of ten of the best fishing trips in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue