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The Library Book

by Susan Orlean

Hardcover, 317 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $28 |


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The acclaimed best-selling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief 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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Smoke engulfs the Los Angeles Public Library on April 29, 1986. Susan Orlean tells the story of the fire in The Library Book. Ben Martin/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Mystery Of A Massive Library Fire Remains Unsolved After More Than 30 Years

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