One Book, One Community (OBOC) 10th Anniversary Book Selection

The City of East Lansing and Michigan State University announce the OBOC program’s 10th anniversary book selection, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer.

Community members can meet the author as he kicks off the month-long OBOC 10th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. with a community talk and book signing at the East Lansing High School auditorium. On Monday, Aug. 29 he will also welcome the new MSU freshman class at the Academic Welcome in the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Both events are free to the community.

A series of community and campus events are planned for this fall around the themes in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” a book that is about love, loss and the consequences of a tragic event in our nation's history. This year’s program simultaneously celebrates the 10th anniversary of OBOC, while also paying tribute to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.

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