The Common Book: One Book One Auburn Program is made possible by Auburn University’s Office of the Provost in partnership with the Auburn Public Library. The 2017-2018 Common Book is The Circle by Dave Eggers. Dave Eggers’ keynote and book signing will be on September 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
The Circle, by bestselling and acclaimed author Dave Eggers, follows recent college grad Mae Holland in the not-too-distant future as she begins working at the world’s most innovative tech company, the Circle. At first the technology and innovations she experiences are inspiring and exciting, but Mae also finds that our online and connected culture may also have some unsettling costs. Similar to The Twilight Zone and Dark Mirror, The Circle offers insight into modern issues of privacy, communication, and personal identity.
Some themes you may consider when teaching or reading this book include:
Written by Dr. Jeff LaMondia, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Common Book program committee member.