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On the morning of Aprila 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 fire was disastrous it reached degrees and burned for than seven hours By the time it was extinguished The Library PDFEPUBit had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand Investigators descended on the scene but than thirty years later the mystery remains Did someone purposefully set fire to the library and if so whoWeaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire award winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniuely compelling book that manages to tell the broader s 45 stars Hundreds of thousands of books were burned to nothing but ash and hundreds of thousands of books were damaged enough to bring chills up the spine of any book lover reading this book about the fire at the Los Angeles Public Library that occurred on April 29 1986 The research and the writing here are impeccable The descriptions of the fire the librarians reactions and the many many volunteers who wanted to help it s as if it s being reported in real time The book however covers so much than the story of the fire although it s the main focus It is in many ways a tribute to libraries and librarians and what they stand for and the importance of the library no I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the morning of Aprila fire alarm sounded in Revenge ni Miss Piggy the Los Angeles Public Library As Breakfast Book the moments passed The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the building realized A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery this was not Card Concepts the usual fire alarm As one fireman recounted “Once Schadenfreude that first stack got going it was ‘Goodbye Charlie’” The fire was disastrous it reached degrees and burned for Emotional Victory than seven hours By Still Life with Woodpecker the Bo Knows Bo time it was extinguished The Library PDFEPUBit had consumed four hundred Gender and Food thousand books and damaged seven hundred Radio Silence thousand Investigators descended on Finer Women the scene but Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down than Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays thirty years later Crazy Horses Girlfriend the mystery remains Did someone purposefully set fire Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium to Hannah Has Two Mommies the library and if so whoWeaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of Child Support the fire award winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniuely compelling book 777 the Lost Blood that manages Know My Name to Abandoned Alice tell Map My Heart the broader s 45 stars Hundreds of Scandal thousands of books were burned The Fashion Condition to nothing but ash and hundreds of Embellish Me thousands of books were damaged enough The Snakehead to bring chills up Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light the spine of any book lover reading The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, this book about Truly Wilde the fire at VEGAN ganz anders the Los Angeles Public Library Albert Reynolds that occurred on April 29 1986 The research and An Infamous Army (Alastair, the writing here are impeccable The descriptions of Score! the fire Abela the librarians reactions and A Sisters Secret the many many volunteers who wanted Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch to help it s as if it s being reported in real Butchers Crossing time The book however covers so much Unchained Melanie than Olivias Luck the story of Middle Class Problems the fire although it s The City of London, Volume 2 the main focus It is in many ways a Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible tribute How We Lived Then to libraries and librarians and what Top Tips for Fussy Eaters they stand for and Winnie Davis the importance of The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries the library no

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Tory of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done beforeIn The Library Book Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger crucial role that libraries play in our lives delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity brings each department of the library to vivid life through on the ground reporting studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself reflects on her own experiences in libraries and reexamines the case of Harry Peak the blond haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL than thirty years agoAlong the way Orlean introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters from libraries past and present from Mary Foy who in at eighteen years old was named the he This is absolutely brilliant nonfiction and a book about books about libraries In April 1986 there was a large fire in the Los Angeles Public Library so large in fact that over four hundred thousand books were burned completely and seven hundred thousand were damaged Initially the thoughts were that this was arson yet no one has been convicted and a mystery still surrounds the act The Library Book accomplishes several things First Susan Orlean has researched the history of the LA Public Library and believe me it s intriguing and page turningWhen examining the fire Orlean presents a key player Though he is a suspect actor Harry Peak de

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Ad of the Los Angeles Public Library at a time when men still dominated the role to Dr CJK Jones a pastor citrus farmer and polymath known as “The Human Encyclopedia” who roamed the library dispensing information from Charles Lummis a wildly eccentric journalist and adventurer who was determined to make the LA library one of the best in the world to the current staff who do heroic work every day to ensure that their institution remains a vital part of the city it servesBrimming with her signature wit insight compassion and talent for deep research The Library Book is Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide much than just books and why they remain an essential part of the heart mind and soul of our country It is also a master journalist’s reminder that perhaps especially in the digital era they are necessary than ever Susan Orlean is a true genius at bringing seemingly any subject to life in a manner which is utterly fascinating and immensely readable I d even read instruction manuals and Congressional reports if she wrote them Whether it s orchids Rin Tin Tin or unconventional travel adventures her extensive research writing style and the manner in which she weaves topics and time periods together results in books I recommend to a wide variety of readers Her latest book The Library Book is an examination of libraries and their changing and essential place in communities For anyone who wonders about the relevance of libraries when books magazines and so much information is rea

  • Hardcover
  • 317
  • The Library Book
  • Susan Orlean
  • English
  • 17 June 2017
  • 9781476740188

About the Author: Susan Orlean

I'm the product of a happy and uneventful childhood in the suburbs of Cleveland followed by a happy and pretty eventful four years as a student at University of Michigan From there I wandered to the West Coast landing in Portland Oregon where I managed somehow to get a job as a writer This had been my dream of course but I had no experience and no credentials What I did have in spades.



10 thoughts on “The Library Book

  1. says:

    chef's kiss

  2. says:

    I'm suddenly eager to run off to my local library and check out ALL THE BOOKS This book gives a lot of insight on what goes into running a library and has you growing a sense of appreciation for those who put in the the work to keep everything afloat It's kind of shaped as a true crime book but evolves into a love letter to books libraries At times it was a whiplash experience for me in terms of enjoyment as I didn't always find much inte

  3. says:

    45 stars Hundreds of thousands of books were burned to nothing but ash and hundreds of thousands of books were damaged enough to bring chills up the spine of any book lover reading this book about the fire at the Los Angeles Public Library that occurred on April 29 1986 The research and the writing here are impeccable Th

  4. says:

    This is absolutely brilliant nonfiction and a book about books about libraries ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ In April 1986 there was a large fire in the Los Angeles Public Library; so large in fact that over four hundred thousand books were burned completely and seven hundred thousand were damaged Initially the thoughts were that this

  5. says:

    An ode to libraries past and present To the importance of books and how they are used by malignant governments book burning to control and frighten their citizens Although the main focus in on the library in Los Angeles and the fire that destroyed it and so many of their materials this book is so much The way libraries have had to change and adapt in light of our electronic obsession in order to stay viable in

  6. says:

    35 mixed opinions on this but I’ll post something later It dragged on a bit too much at the end and as I read I got exasperated Okay Time to explain myselfIn The Library Book Orlean aims to offer a well rounded discussion of libraries rooted by the story of the Los Angeles Library fire in 1986 When I read the summary of this book there wa

  7. says:

    Susan Orlean was speaking with the Los Angeles Times about this book before its release I enjoyed listening to her speak on NPR as wellWhen talking about her interest in writing about a big city library this is what Susan said “I could have done that anywhere I like the idea of doing it in LA out of this contrarian idea that people don’t

  8. says:

    Susan Orlean is a true genius at bringing seemingly any subject to life in a manner which is utterly fascinating and immensely readable I’d even read instruction manuals and Congressional reports if she wrote them Whether it’s orchids Ri

  9. says:

    If I hadn’t read it on my Kindle I would have considered burning this book after I finished it Yeah I finished it even though I was bored senseless The author did a lot of research so I gave her 2 stars for sticking with it I could picture her with a Rolodex of notecards with every last fact that she had uncovered about this massive fire and anything else vaguely connected Then she didn’t stop until she had put EVERY last fact into th

  10. says:

    The Library Book by Susan Orlean is a 2018 Simon Schuster publication I couldn’t have been happier when this book final

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