Toni Morrison’s ‘Home’ Chosen For UNC Summer Reading

Jan 31, 2013

''Home'' by Toni Morrison
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“Home,” the latest novel by Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, will be the 2013 summer reading book for incoming students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Christopher Putney, associate professor of Russian in the department of Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures and chair of the selection committee that chose the book, said that students will be able to relate to “Home.”

“The committee agreed that this book should resonate with our incoming Carolina first-year students, as many of them will be leaving their own homes and making new homes and supportive communities for themselves,” he said.

New students who will enroll next fall are expected and encouraged to read the book this summer and participate in small group discussions on the Monday before classes start in the fall.