Mary Stewart Atwell discusses her novel, "Wild Girls," at this year's common reading for the first-year class. A Hollins alumna (2000), Atwell received an M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Washington University and an M.A. from the University of Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in "Epoch" and "Alaska Quarterly Review" and in the anthologies "Best New American Voices" and "Best American Mystery Stories." She is currently at work on her second novel, "The Black Room."