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The Library Book
The Library Book
Author: Susan Orlean
On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library.  As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm.  As one fireman recounted, "Once that first stack got going, it was 'Goodbye, Charlie.'"  The...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781476740188
ISBN-10: 1476740186
Publication Date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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I think this is a great choice for library lovers! I enjoyed most of the tangents Orlean explored but can also see how the lack of focus on the fire alone might bother some readers who wanted a clear cut resolution of the mystery of the fire. I felt excited and energized by her reading of the librarians' hope for the future of librairies.
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