Please join us in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m. as the University’s One Book Villanova author, Wes Moore, visits us for a book signing. His book, The Other Wes Moore, was chosen to be the 2014-2015 One Book Villanova selection for the University community.
The book follows the lives of two young men who are about the same age, live in the same city, and who also share the same name. Despite their many striking similarities, the young men’s lives take very different paths: one Wes grows up to be a scholar, war veteran, White House aide and prominent business leader while the other Wes becomes a convicted criminal serving a life sentence for allegedly committing murder. The Other Wes Moore leads the reader to contemplate how these two people turned out so differently despite their remarkably similar circumstances growing up in a poverty-stricken Baltimore.
Following the book signing, Moore will participate in various other activities throughout the day, including the following (which are tentative):
2:30-3:30 p.m.—private group discussion with students in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner
6:00-7:00 p.m.—community dinner in Dougherty Hall Dining Room
7:00-9:00 p.m.—community talk & book signing in Connelly Center’s Villanova Room
This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the One Book Villanova Committee, is free and open to the public.