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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, June 16, 2016

Gem of the Ocean

Gem of the Ocean
August Wilson
Call Number
PS3573.I45677 G46 2006  
2nd Floor Humanities
Book Review
A play set in 1904 about the early days of freedom for slaves. The story looks at redemption for the killing of man from two different viewpoints - a constable who is arrogant and believes killing is a viable form of justice for crime; and a man who seeks redemption from a crime he committed that resulted in the death of man which he feels responsible for. This is the first play in a series of 10 by Wilson, that chronicles a decade by decade historical account of the African-American experience. A great read about redemption and the importance of cleansing of the soul that uses the past to help the characters gain knowledge about themselves and their heritage.
Submitted By
Jeff Brouwer
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