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The Devil and Webster

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The Devil and Webster

Students at Webster College begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment around "The Stump" --- a traditional campus gathering place for generations of student activists --- to protest a popular professor's denial of tenure. A former student radical herself, Naomi Roth, the college’s first female president, admires the protestors' passion, especially when her own daughter, Hannah, joins their ranks. Then Omar Khayal, a charismatic Palestinian student with a devastating personal history, emerges as the group's leader, and the demonstration begins to consume Naomi's life. As the crisis slips beyond her control, Naomi must take increasingly desperate measures to protect her friends, colleagues and family from an unknowable adversary.

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The Devil and Webster
by Jean Hanff Korelitz

  • Publication Date: March 21, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1455592382
  • ISBN-13: 9781455592388

Winners

Anne and her group from Kirkwood, MO
Christa and her group from Beavercreek, OH
Connie and her group from Naples, FL