About the Book in Common Project
The Book in Common is a shared, community read, designed to promote discussion and understanding of important issues facing the broader community. “The Book in Common is an important means for Chico State to fulfill its missions of community engagement and serving the public good,” according to California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg. “We feel that Unquenchable will create lively and meaningful conversations and discussions on a topic of central importance to our community,” said Butte College President, Kimberly Perry.
The Book in Common is chosen each year by a group of university faculty and staff and community members. Past community reads include The Soloist, by Steve Lopez, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba, Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers and the current book in common, Unquenchable by Robert Glennon. As in past years, Butte College, Chico State, the City and County have sponsored a variety of events: panel discussions, lectures, and other public events, in celebration of the Book in Common. Author visits are also part of the Book in Common. The much-celebrated author of Unquenchable, Robert Glennon, will be giving a public talk on October 5th in Laxson Auditorium.