Whitman College has selected Last Town on Earth. Thomas Mullen’s powerful novel, while set at the turn of the 20th century, is definitely in keeping with the times.
Set against the backdrop of one of the most virulent epidemics that America ever experienced–the 1918 flu epidemic–this sweeping first novel is a tale of morality in a time of upheaval.
Whitman is in good company. The book has been chosen for the following programs:
2009 Summer Reading Selection, Western Michigan University Honors Program
2009 Summer Reading Selection, Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program
2009 Freshmen Reading Selection, Whitman College
2008 Common Reading Selection, Bowling Green State University
One City,One Book Selections:
A Tale For Three Counties, Batavia, NY
Together We Read, Stanwood and Camano Island, WA