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Book In Common

The Academic Affairs, Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, and the Book-In-Common Faculty Committee are happy to announce the Book-In-Common selection for 2021-2022.

The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper                                      
BIC Michele Harper Photo         BIC The Beauty in Breaking Cover  
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The Beauty in Breaking introduces Michele Harper’s career as a doctor, treating patients, navigating the healthcare industry, and overcoming personal trauma. “Michele Harper has worked as an emergency room physician for more than a decade at various institutions, including as chief resident at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and in the emergency department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia” (Penguin Random House). Each chapter shares a different experience, a new lesson.   

Author Presentation and Book Signing
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
7 p.m.
McKinney Campus

Writing Workshop
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
10 a.m.
Plano Campus

Author Presentation and Book Signing
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
2 p.m.
Wylie Campus



Book Club Meetings

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Sept. 20, Noon, Plano Campus

Radioactive by Lauren Redniss
Oct. 13, Noon, Plano Campus

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Feb. 8, Noon, Plano Campus

The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper
March 15, Noon, Plano Campus

The Book-In-Common committee would like to thank Academic Affairs and the
Student Activity Fee Advisory Committee (SAFAC) for their continued support.