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Common Read/ Common World Program

The University has chosen Listening is an Act of Love by Dave Isay as the book for its Common Read/Common World program to take place during the 2022-2023 academic year. It was previously the Common Read book in 2014-2015. Listening is an Act of Love takes and develops, in print format, stories of the lives of everyday people as recorded by the StoryCorps Project.

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Listening is an Act of Love: In the Marx Library

Dave Isay and StoryCorps

Dave Isay founded StoryCorps in 2003. He is the author or editor of five books that grew out his work with the organization: Listening is an Act of Love, Mom: a Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps, The Ties That Bind, and Callings: the Purpose and Passion of Work.

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