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Common Reading Program

2017 Common Reading Book

Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan

Lobby Hero, nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, tells the story of Jeff, a luckless young security guard trying to get his life together after being thrown out of the Navy. But the lobby proves to be no sanctuary from the world, as Jeff is drawn into a local murder investigation involving his supervisor, a tightly wound young man called upon to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an overzealous rookie policewoman who is in over her head with her unscrupulous herocop partner. 


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 the Fall Welcome Week. Books will be available in the Young Harris College Book Store during the START Orientation sessions.

Previous Book Selections


The Postmortal by Drew Magary


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.

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