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One Book, One College: 2018-19 Book Selection

The Reedley College One Book/One College project began in fall 2015 in efforts to encourage engagement and discussion amongst students, faculty, and staff. This guide provides information about previous and current titles.

2018-19 Selection: The Female Persuasion

Reedley College Campus Events!



Nikiko Masumoto Reading/Lecture on January 29, 2019

          Reedley Campus - 7:00 pm in the Forum Hall

Meg Wolitzer Readings on March 7, 2019 (two locations - see below):

          Reedley College Campus - 7:00 pm in Cafeteria

          Madera Campus - 1:00 pm AM 120

Helena Maria Viramontes / Manuel Munoz Reading on April 4, 2019

          Reedley College Campus - 7:00 pm in the Forum Hall


Gary Soto Reading: September 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm in the Forum Hall

About One Book, One College

Visit One Book, One College!

"The Reedley College One Book/One College project, which began in fall 2015, was initiated by the Student Learning Outcomes Committee as a way to encourage student engagement.  This quickly became a joint effort with other College entities such as the Literary Arts/Speakers Series, Student Body Government, English, Library, Honors and Art programs, First Year Experience (FYE), Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), Equity Plan, and the Office of the President.
Many instructors incorporate the One Book into their courses and/or encourage students to participate in a series of free events to encourage college-wide conversation, creativity, and community. Be sure to check here regularly as new events and activities are added regularly.

This shared reading experience encourages Reedley College students, staff, and faculty to read and discuss a common book during each academic year with the goal to engage students in dialogue and events in order to enhance student success. Thoughtful, intellectual engagement takes place among students, faculty, and staff.  We encourage the practice of reading and to use this reading experience to communicate and connect beyond the classroom and workplace.

Did you Know? College and community One Book programs have been established nationwide to promote literacy and to engage all members of a given community in a lively, intellectual conversation based on their shared reading experience"
Shared from the Reedley College One Book, One College web page (2017)

About the Book

"Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light." Penguin and Random House (2018)

Check it out!

Borrow from Clovis Community Center or Fresno City College! Please allow 3-5 days to have book transferred to Reedley College Campus! 

Use the Call Number: FIC W861 F3292 2018 

Call 559/638-0352 for more information!  

Editorial Reviews (scroll down page to view)

Reviews and Interviews

STEP ONE: Type in "The Female Persuasion"

STEP TWO: Select "Name of Work" in the drop down menu

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About the Author



"Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking. She is also the author of the young adult novel Belzhar. Wolitzer lives in New York City." Courtesy of (2018)

Previous Works

  • Sleepwalking (1982) 
  • Hidden Pictures (1986)
  • This Is Your Life (1988)
  • Friends for life 1994 
  • Surrender, Dorothy (1998)
  • The Wife (2003) 
  • The Position (2005)
  • The Ten-Year Nap (2008) 
  • The Uncoupling (2011) 
  • The Interestings (2013) 
  • Belzhar (2014) 

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