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Intellectual Life Committee, One Book One University


San Francisco does it. Chicago does, too. So does Indianapolis, not to mention myriad universities across the nation. It’s the “One Book” reading phenomenon that has brought readers together from every walk of life.

The concept: Find a great book, get members of the community to read it at the same time, and bring individuals together to share their experiences and perspectives in discussions about the book.

Now the south suburban region can get in on the fun without flying to San Francisco or braving the Dan Ryan into Chicago.

Governors State University, in University Park, has launched its own version of the One Book concept with “One Book, One University,” which features as its inaugural read Erik Larson’s bestselling Devil in the White City .