The Library Book

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THORNDIKE Press, Oct 17, 2018 - History
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librarian, library, books, nonfiction, journalist, grief The book begins with graphic descriptions of the awful destructive fire at the main library in Los Angeles which occurred on the same day as ... Read full review

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New Yorker staff writer Orlean (Rin Tin Tin) doubles as an investigative reporter and an institutional historian in this sprawling account of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Public Library ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Susan Orlean is a staff writer for The New Yorker and has also written for Outside, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Vogue. She graduated from the University of Michigan and worked as a reporter in Portland, Oregon, and Boston, Massachusetts. Orlean is the author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend. She now lives in New York City and can be reached via the internet at