Announcing COMmon Read!

By sfrye
July 6th, 2021 - 1:22pm

COMmon Read is returning in August 2021!  

Who: You, everyone at COM, and Isabel Allende, one of the world's bestselling Latinx authors

What: COM's shared reading program featuring A Long Petal of the Sea and The Stories of Eva Luna 

Where: All over both campuses and the community 

When: August 2021 - May 2022. Ms. Allende is coming to COM in April 2022 


  • To celebrate the struggle for democracy over authoritarianism 
  • To enjoy being together as a college – students, faculty, staff and administration 
  • To engage in discussions across disciplines, generations, and political viewpoints 
  • To study the Spanish Civil War, Pablo Neruda, refugees, Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet  
  • To have fun!

Learn more about COMmon Read and find copies of the books, online or in print!  

See previous COMmon Read selections.