The Novel Experience
SPARTA by Roxana Robinson, has been selected as the novel all incoming members of the class of 2019 will read and discuss.
The previous books and authors in the series are:
Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Waiting by Ha Jin
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Paco's Story by Larry Heineman
Rich in Love by Josephine Humphries
A Gracious Plenty by Sheri Reynolds
One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Old School by Tobias Wolff
One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni
Night Talk by Elizabeth Cox
So what is the Novel Experience, anyway?
The Novel Experience is a program that connects the members of the incoming class with each other through a shared experience and a shared meal. All incoming students read the same book before arriving on campus for Orientation. This year, that book is Sparta by Roxana Robinson.
Early in September the author will come to campus for the Novel Experience Convocation and will discuss the book with first year students and the rest of the Wofford community. A few days after the convocation students will gather with their Humanities 101 class for a catered lunch during which they will discuss the novel, the convocation, and what a shared reading experience means to them.