Tuesday, February 9, 2010
When your freshmen class arrives on campus it is natural to have high hopes and great concerns for them. How many will thrive? How many will lose their way during the tumultuous first year of college? In our new Books for the First-Year Student catalog you will find titles for your freshmen that will make their first year of college easier to navigate. The catalog also includes links to related resource content on the web to provide a fluid interactive experience that goes beyond the traditional printed catalog. Here are books that are solid choices for freshmen common read programs: classic fiction such as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Brave New World; contemporary fiction such as Bel Canto and In Country; contemporary nonfiction such as The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and The Weight of a Mustard Seed. These books, like all of the books featured in the catalog, spark serious discussion across disciplines, thereby allowing all students to participate. We hope that the Books for the First-Year Student catalog makes your task of choosing a freshman common read less overwhelming and more enjoyable.