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Porch Reads is Back!

Get a free book and discuss it over refreshments at one of the locations below. Four lucky participants will win credit to the UD bookstore. Open to all undergraduate students. Which book will you choose?

THE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown
Discussion: Monday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in Marianist Hall, Room 205
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower.

GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
Discussion: Monday, April 7 at in Roesch Library Group Flex Space
When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.

WILD by Cheryl Strayed
Discussion: Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. in Marianist Hall, Room 205
A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe-- and built her back up again.

Discussion: Wednesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in Roesch Library Group Flex Space
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

RSVP to a discussion and find out how to pick up a free book by emailing Carol Williamson at

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