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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 12, 2018

The Handmaid's Tale

Title The Handmaid's Tale
Author Margaret Atwood
Call Number PR9199.3.A8 H3 2006
Location 2nd Floor Humanities
Rating Highly Recommended
Book Review Set in the near future, this dystopian novel is about a woman (June/Offred) enslaved by a totalitarian theocracy that has overthrown the US. Because she is still fertile, Offred is forced to serve as a sex slave and surrogate for powerful couples. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The plot follows the Hulu TV show's 1st season fairly closely, but the scene and mood descriptions are quite poetic. It's not a fun, uplifting story by any means, but I found the main character's reflections on the things she took for granted in the past and the minute details that occupy her present now that so much else has been taken away very moving.
Submitted By Cheryl Baltes
Department or Major Attallah College
Status Staff
Chapman Email cbaltes@chapman.edu

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