The Library Book

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Thorndike Press, 2018 - HISTORY - 336 pages
New York Times Bestselling AuthorSusan Orlean, hailed as a "national treasure" by The Washington Post, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution -- our libraries.

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The Library Book by Susan Orlean is a 2018 Simon & Schuster publication. I couldn’t have been happier when this book finally reached the top of my TBR pile. I’ve been looking forward to reading it for ... Read full review

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My husband and I recently visited Nashville, TN, and a stop at Parnassus Books was on the list of things to do. I treated myself to this book on our visit there after hearing so many amazing things ... 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