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Class of 2022 Common Experience Finalists: Feedback

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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for JusticeOne Amazing ThingHotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetDreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate EpidemicTitle: Home Fire, Author: Kamila ShamsieThe Hate U GiveSing, Unburied, Sing

The selection committee, with difficulty, has narrowed the finalists to a field of seven:

Red Notice by Bill Browder

One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Dreamland by Sam Quinones

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward


Please share your thoughts about any or all of the titles above, 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