Between the Lines Book Club: Interviews with Susan

Our book for March is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Here is an interview with the author:

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Between the Lines Book Club: Meryl Streep plays Susan Orleans

Who do you wish would play you in a movie? Susan Orlean is played by Meryl Streep in Adaptation, This movie from 2002 was written by Charles Kaufman and stars Nicholas Cage as Kaufman and Kaufman’s (fictional) twin brother. Wikipedia describes it here:

Kaufman based Adaptation on his struggles to adapt Orlean’s 1998 nonfiction book The Orchid Thief while suffering from writer’s block. It involves elements adapted from the book, plus fictitious elements, including Kaufman’s twin brother (also credited as a writer for the film) and a romance between Orlean and Laroche. It culminates in completely invented elements, including versions of Orlean and Laroche three years after the events of The Orchid Thief.

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Between the Lines Book Club: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Our book for March is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. This non fiction book tells the story of libraries, framed around the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library Fire. Here is the publisher’s description:

Susan Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling homage to a beloved institution – our libraries. On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. Raging through the stacks, the fire reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. It was the largest library fire in the history of the United States: it destroyed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more, and shut the library down for seven years. The mystery remains: did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?

Weaving her life-long love of books and reading with the fascinating history of libraries and the sometimes-eccentric characters who run them, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Orlean presents a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling story. With her signature wit, insight, compassion and talent for deep research, she investigates the legendary Los Angeles Public Library fire to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives, and reveals how these buildings provide much more than just books and are needed now more than ever.

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