Each month, the faculty here in the English Department will choose a book that is interesting to us for some reason or another—could be new and trendy, could be a classic, could be an overlooked gem from whenever. Then we’ll talk about it and hopefully get somewhere fun. We hope you’ll read along with us.

EPISODE 12: Before Corona: Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West

Feat. Celia Rabinowitz, Dean of Mason Library, with Professor Chris Parsons

EPISODE 11: “Heartstopper”: Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

Feat. Campus Minister Cindy Cheshire and Professor Amber Davisson with Professor Chris Parsons

EPISODE 10: “Good luck”: Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child

Feat. Braema Mathi, HGS Global Fellow at KSC, and Mason Library’s Judy Gannon, with Professor Chris Parsons

EPISODE 9: “For love of Shirley”:  Jarrett Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo

Feat. Liz Chipman, Kathy Fleming, and Heather Gigliello with Professor Chris Parsons

EPISODE 8: “And that’s why Toni Morrison is great”: Essays by Toni Morrison and James Baldwin

Feat. Professor Mike Antonucci and Keene State students Michael Costa and Rowan Hawthorne with Professor Chris Parsons

EPISODE 7: “We’ll figure this out”: Jeff Friedman’s Floating Tales

Feat. Professor Jeff Friedman and Keene State student Ashley Rollend with Professor Chris Parsons

EPISODE 6: “Didn’t read … talked a lot”: Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant

Summer Edition! Feat. Professors Molly Parsons and Chris Parsons and family

EPISODE 5: “I’d Rather Be Delighted”: Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights

Feat. Professors Bill Stroup and Chris Parsons

EPISODE 4: “A little hole in the wall”: Tana French’s Broken Harbor

Feat. Professors Meriem Pagès, Brinda Charry, and Chris Parsons

EPISODE 3: “Beware of dog”: Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia

Feat. Professors Emily Robins Sharpe and Chris Parsons

EPISODE 2: “Have you read this sci-fi theorist?”: China Miéville’s Embassyville

Feat. Professors John Slefinger and Chris Parsons

EPISODE 1: “Shakespeare would’ve loved Bollywood”: Edward St. Aubyn’s Dunbar

Feat. Professors Brinda Charry and Chris Parsons