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The library book / by Susan Orlean.

Orlean, Susan, (author,, narrator.). Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm) (Added Author). Simon and Schuster, Inc. (Added Author). Playaway Digital Audio. (Added Author). Findaway World, LLC. (Added Author).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Public Library PLA 027.494 ORLAEN, SUSAN (Text to phone) 37777139630735 Adult Nonfiction Playaway Available -
Ridgefield Library 027.4794 ORLEAN (Text to phone) 34010143726262 Adult Nonfiction Playaway Available -
Ridgefield Library 027.4794 ORLEAN (Text to phone) 34010144742284 Adult Nonfiction Playaway Available -

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General Note:
Title from container.
"Simon & Schuster Audio."
Previously released by Simon & Schuster, Inc., ℗2018.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author.
Summary, etc.:
"On the morning of April 28, 1986, a 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 false alarm. As one fireman recounted later, "Once that first stack got going, it was 'Goodbye, Charlie.'" The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library -- and, if so, who?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Los Angeles Public Library. Central Library > Fire, 1986.
Los Angeles Public Library. Central Library > History.
Public libraries > California > Los Angeles > History.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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