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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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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Door

TitleThe Door
AuthorMagda Szabo
Call NumberPH 3351 .S592 A7413 2015
Location2nd Floor Humanities
RatingHighly Recommended
Book ReviewThis is not a book for everyone.  The two main characters, a novelist and her housekeeper, are not particularly likable, though both are bizarrely sympathetic.  The housekeeper, Emerence, is larger-than-life, and indeed, often feels like a fairy tale character, moving between a benevolent fairy godmother and a raging Rumplestiltskin.  These are things about the book that you'll either love or hate.  For me, they created a beautiful and terrible narrative, but they might not for everyone.
Submitted BySamantha Dressel
Department or MajorEnglish
Chapman Emailsdressel@chapman.edu

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