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Common Reading Program

2016 Common Reading Book

The Postmortal

John Farrell is about to get "The Cure." 
Old age can never kill him now. 
The only problem is, everything else still can . . .

Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Witty, eerie, and full of humanity, The Postmortal is an unforgettable thriller that envisions a pre-apocalyptic world so real that it is completely terrifying.


About the Program

Young Harris College’s Common Reading Program is designed to provide all new first-year students with a common intellectual experience to stimulate discussion and critical thinking, while also encouraging a sense of community among students, faculty and staff.

Each academic year, all new students at Young Harris College are required to read the Common Reading Program book before fall orientation. Books will be available in the Young Harris College Book Store during the START Orientation program sessions.

Previous Book Selections


The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson



READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline


No Impact Man by Colin Beavan


Zeitoun by Dave Eggers


Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream by Adam Shepard

For more information, email the Office of of Student Development or call (706) 379-5118.

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