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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 2, 2017


AuthorLi-Young Lee
Call NumberPS3562.E35438 R6 1986
Location2nd Floor Humanities
RatingHighly Recommended
Book ReviewLee’s poems are intimate, introspective, and friendly. The collection invites; at once you feel a resonance with lines such as, “For this is noon, / time of rest, hour of tenderness / and the sleeping loved ones.” Rose is a collection that undertakes themes of familial and romantic love, heartache, and ultimately peace in being. Lee’s use of humor, of warmth, of closeness, allows the reader to develop a bond with the speaker that grows page by page. What makes this collection truly unique is that bond that forms between speaker and reader so akin to becoming friends over shared experiences, over coffee. “And what was far grows near, / and what is near grows more dear.”
Submitted ByDavid Krausman
Department or MajorWilkinson College
Chapman Emailkrausman@chapman.edu

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