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Hurry Down to Molloy College

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Molloy College will be using Michael Greenberg’s riviting memoir, Hurry Down Sunshine for its upcoming 2009 year common reading book.

The book tells the story of an extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Greenberg’s daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally’s visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psyhiatric ward during the city’s most sweltering months. Chronicling not only Sally’s journey but also its effect on her family, this unsetimental, nuanced book touches the core of what is deeply humane.

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Need a dynamic speaker? Check out videos from the Random House 2009 First-Year Experience Author Luncheon

Looking for dyamic speakers for your common reading program?

Consider the great authors we featured at our luncheon program last February at the 2009 Freshman Year Experience conference in Orlando, FL.

Visit our Freshman Year Reading webpage to view videos of talks given by Donovan Campbell (Joker One), Louise Steinmann (The Souvenir), Michael Greenberg (Hurry Down Sunshine), John Elder Robison (Look Me in the Eye),  and Tracy Kidder (Mountains Beyond Mountains and Strength in What Remains).  While you’re there, click on the book title to see more about each author’s book.

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You’ll also find audio recordings of each talk on the Freshman Year Reading page.

For more information on the availability of Random House, Inc. authors, e-mail rhacademic@randomhouse.com.

Request exam copies here.

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