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Honors College Selects 2010 Summer Shared Read

Zeitoun, written by Dave Eggers, was selected for the 2010 Shared Read for Honors College incoming freshmen.

ZeitounThe LSU Honors College has selected Zeitoun, a national bestseller written by Dave Eggers, for this year’s Shared Read for incoming Honors College freshmen. Zeitoun tells the true story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a successful Syrian immigrant and New Orleans resident, who decides to stay in New Orleans to protect his property as Hurricane Katrina approaches.  In the aftermath of the hurricane, Zeitoun helps to rescue survivors caught in the flood before being illegally imprisoned as a suspected terrorist.


The Honors College Shared Reading program is designed to introduce new students to the academic and intellectual culture of the Honors College through a common reading experience.  The program also gives new students the opportunity to meet faculty members and other new freshmen.  All incoming students are required to read Zeitoun before arriving on campus in August and to attend an Honors College Convocation on August 25, where Dave Eggers will address the Honors College community. Copies of Zeitoun will be available in the LSU Bookstore during Spring Invitational, April 14-16.