Common Reading Announcement

Everything I Never Told YouEverything I Never Told You is described as a “moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home … a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.”

Many of the themes found in Everything I Never Told You – race and identity, family and interpersonal relationships, culture and society -- will serve as the curricular and co-curricular foundation for the First-Year Experience (FYE) program, including first-year courses RS 101 First-Year Seminar (FYS) and EN 105 Writing Seminar.

The Common Reading program at Regis is a community-wide initiative designed to provide incoming students with a common intellectual experience, and foster conversation and community building among our new and returning students, faculty, and staff.  We encourage students, faculty, and staff to incorporate Everything I Never Told You and its themes into course curricula and co-curricular programming.

Please be on the lookout for more Common Read information and upcoming events, including an essay contest, discussion cafés, residence hall programs, and the author lecture.  For more information about Everything I Never Told You, please see the attached reader’s guide.

Happy reading!

The FYE Common Reading Committee

Kathy Anastasia
Bridget Buoniconti
Anthony D’Aries
Mark DaRocha
Walt Horner
Bernard Jackson
Alison McAdams
Jane Peck
Stephanie Venancio

Note: Copies of Everything I Never Told You will be provided to all incoming first-year students and FYS faculty. The book can be purchased in a variety of formats at the Regis bookstore orAmazon.

The New York Times: Sunday Book Review

Regis College First-Year Experience: Common Reading Program