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The Resource The library book, Susan Orlean

The library book, Susan Orlean

Label
The library book
Title
The library book
Statement of responsibility
Susan Orlean
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying more than 400,000 books, and perhaps even more perplexing, why? With her characteristic humour, insight and compassion, Orlean uses this terrible event as a lens through which to tell the story of all libraries - their history, their meaning and their uncertain future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world. Filled with heart, passion and extraordinary characters, The Library Book discusses the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives
Summary
The author 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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732690
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orlean, Susan
Dewey number
027
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Los Angeles Public Library
  • Los Angeles Public Library
  • Los Angeles Public Library
  • Public libraries
  • Arson
  • Arson investigation
  • Books
  • Library materials
  • Libraries
  • Public libraries
Target audience
adult
Label
The library book, Susan Orlean
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-317)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064463563
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781782392262
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1039296901
Label
The library book, Susan Orlean
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-317)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064463563
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781782392262
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1039296901

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