I chose this book because of a book club recommendation (thanks Reese Witherspoon) and am glad I did. The only libraries I’ve been in since I finished my last degree are in cities around the world that I’ve been on vacation in. I visited the Chicago Public Library, the Salt Lake City Library, and a monastery’s library in Prague - all at least as much fir the buildings themselves as to see the books.
This book is a fascinating mix of crime story, historical non-fiction, biography and love story. Susan has weaved together so many aspects of the life of this one library into one compelling story. I can only imagine the hours of research that went into it. Above all else, it’s made me want to add the Central Library to my itinerary if I’m ever in LA again.
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Unabridged edition (16 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1508266476
- ISBN-13: 978-1508266471
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 14.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews