Whitman College is honored to welcome Jennine Capo Crucet to Cordiner Hall for an evening of literary discussion surrounding her award-winning debut novel Make Your Home Amoung Strangers the 2017 Whitman College Summer Read selection.
“Make Your Home Among Strangers” is the winner of the International Latino Book Award for Best Latino-themed Fiction 2016, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and was longlisted for the 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. It was also named a best book of the season by Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Redbook, Bustle, NBC Latino and Men's Journal.
“This book is an excellent choice for our incoming students and the entire community,” said President Kathleen Murray. “It highlights the complexities that come with attending a college like Whitman for many of our students, especially first-generation students. Many are trying to navigate cultural, generational and political differences, all while being away from home and trying to perform academically. Discussion surrounding this book will give us all a chance to think critically about how we can be the most welcoming community for students of all backgrounds.”
Whitman College’s annual Summer Read Program is an academic tradition that provides a platform for intellectual discussion and debate for the college’s newest students as soon as they arrive on campus. As part of the program, Whitman’s incoming class is asked to read that year’s Summer Read book in advance of their arrival and be prepared to discuss it with faculty members and fellow students during their first week on campus.
This event is free and open to the public. The author will take questions from the audience and will be on hand to sign copies of her book in the foyer of Cordiner Hall after the event. The Whitman College bookstore will be selling books before and after the event in Cordiner. Books are also on sale now in the bookstore.
Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 pm
44 S Park, Walla Walla, WA