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Class of 2021 Common Experience Book Finalists: Feedback Requested


Please share your thoughts about any or all of the finalists by Monday, March 6th, keeping in mind our selection criteria:

  • Prompts stimulating debate and lively discussion
  • Resonates with incoming students
  • Stimulates deep thought and personal transformation
  • Enriches the intellectual life of students

Thank you!

The Duke Common Experience: Past Winners

Class of 2020
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Class of 2019
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Class of 2018
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Class of 2017
Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann

Class of 2016
State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett

Class of 2015
Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer

Class of 2014
Everything Matters, by Ron Currie, Jr.

Class of 2013
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz

Class of 2012
What is the What, by David Eggers

Class of 2011
Best of Enemies, by Osha Gray Davidson

Class of 2010
My Sister's Keeper, by Judy Picoult

Class of 2009
Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

Class of 2008
Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder

Class of 2007
Savage Inequalities, by Jonathan Kozol

Class of 2006
The Palace Thief, by Ethan Canin