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The Book Show
The Book Show
#1599 - Susan Orlean


Susan Orlean’s latest bestseller, “The Library Book,” is an investigation into a 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Library that consumed 400,000 volumes and damaged another 700,000. In addition to shedding light on what happened, it is a celebration for an institution she’s cherished since she was a kid.

This conversation was recorded as part of The Creative Life conversation series. The Creative Life series is a major arts initiative of the New York State Writers InstituteUAlbany Performing Arts Center and University Art Museum in conjunction with WAMC.