The Library Book by Susan Orlean 309 pages

It might seem hard to imagine that a book about The Los Angeles Public Library would be fascinating, but it truly is.  Susan Orlean begins her book describing the fire in the library on April 29, 1986, and she then moves back and forth taking her reader to the beginning of the city’s first public library to what the library has evolved into.  Interspersed within these chapters are scenes of the aftermath of the fire, and the story of the man who might have started the catastrophic blaze.

Of course, The Library Book is not for everyone,  However, if you are a book lover, have ever worked in a library and/or believe that free access to books and other forms of information is important, The Library Book is a must read.



The Library Book by Susan Orlean 309 pages

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Allison. We are all doing great. Hope all of you are, too. Thanks for your New Year’s card. Happy New Year to you, Les and your family.


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