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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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Monday, June 12, 2017

The Handmaid's Tale

TitleThe Handmaid's Tale
AuthorMargaret Atwood
Call NumberPR9199.3.A8 H3 1986  
Location2nd Floor Humanities
RatingSomewhat Recommended
Book ReviewThe Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian science fiction set in a totalitarian future. Offred, the main character, is a handmaid, whose sole purpose is to reproduce.  Although written in 1985, the book has undeniable parallels to events happening in the world today. This book serves as a cautionary tale of how the future might be if society continues to stay apathetic, but I find Atwood's portrayal of the future to be exaggerated and a bit implausible.
Submitted ByJustine Lim
Department or MajorInterlibrary Loan
Chapman Emailjlim@chapman.edu

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