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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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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City

Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City
Guy Delisle
Call Number
PN6733.D44 C4913 2012
1st Floor Graphic Novel
Highly Recommended
Book Review
Guy Delisle has written several graphic novel travelogues similar to this, as an outsider muddling his way through a fraught political environment (e.g., Burma and North Korea). In Jerusalem, he presents his experience as an atheist in the holy city though many short vignettes that chronicle events from the mundane (the routine of checkpoints and public transit) to the profound (settlers displacing Palestinians and the turmoil in Gaza). All throughout, his self-deprecating humor and his unadorned yet insightful observations make it a highly entertaining and informative read.
Submitted By
Taylor Greene
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries

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