The Common Reading in the Marist Core
The campus-wide Common Reading provides a touchstone for FYS courses and for
events and conversation throughout the Marist community as a whole. The 2016-17
Common Reading is The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore
(Spiegel & Grau, 2011). Mr. Moore will come to campus in the Fall to deliver
a lecture attended by all FYS students. Other events throughout the academic year will
highlight the questions raised by the book. All Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 FYS
students need to have purchased and read the book BEFORE classes begin.
The Common Reading is chosen by a committee that includes faculty from across
the College and a student representative. Past Common Reading selections include
Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown, 2010), Steven
Johnson's The Ghost Map (Riverhead, 2005), and Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in
Tehran (Random House, 2003).