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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come: A Novel
T.C. Boyle
Call Number
1st Floor McNaughton
Somewhat Recommended
Book Review
T.C. Boyle's novel, inspired by a true story, is about the relationships between a Vietnam vet, his mentally ill 25 year-old son Adam, and Adam's new lover Sarah, a right-wing anarchist. The chapters are alternately told by the three main characters, and the level of mental dysfunction in Sarah and Adam's chapters was uncomfortable to experience as a reader. The book has many tense moments and is well-written, using powerful imagery and varied sentence structure for each character.
Submitted By
Ashley Kemp
Department or Major
Fowler School of Law

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