The Circle for the Class of 2018

circleMembers of the Class of 2018 have been invited to read The Circle by Dave Eggers over the summer. The Circle touches on issues of intimacy, community, humanity, work-life balance, the role of technology in today’s society in the story of Mae Holland, a recent college graduate. Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, A Hologram for the King, and What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng, among other works. He was a finalist for both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. He also is a publisher and education activist who co-founded 826 Valencia, a tutoring center for students ages six to 18. Eggers will address the Class of 2018 at Boston College on Sept. 11, part of an annual tradition called First Year Academic Convocation. Learn more about Eggers’ vision and 826 Valencia via this TED Talk.

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