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The Book Show #1599 - Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean author photo and book cover for "The Library Book"

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.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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