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University of Delaware Selects Behind the Beautiful Forevers for Common Reader

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo has officially been chosen as the University of Delaware’s 2012 FYE title! The university’s shared common reader program presents students with a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful conversation with their peers  and to share in the intellectual life of the entire UD community. The campus will also host feature speakers, films, and other cultural events organized around the theme of the book throughout the students’ first semester.

From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity, is a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human.


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