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Dear Fahrenheit 451 : love and heartbreak in the stacks : a librarian's love letters and breakup notes to the books in her life

by Spence, Annie,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 14 copies
Available (12)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Nonfiction Books & Reading Passion For
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  Books & Reading Passion For
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction Z1003.2.S64 2017x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  Z1003.2.S64 2017x
CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection Z1003.2.S64 2017x
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  Z1003.2.S64 2017x
Coraopolis Memorial Library Non-Fiction 92 SPE
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  92 SPE
Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 808.6 SPENCE
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Non-fiction
Call Number  808.6 SPENCE
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 028.9 SP3
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  028.9 SP3
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 808.6 SPE
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  808.6 SPE
Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction 028.9 S74
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  028.9 S74
Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 028.9 SPE 2017
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  028.9 SPE 2017
Shaler North Hills Library Biography 92 SPENCE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  92 SPENCE
South Park Library Nonfiction 028.9 SPE
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  028.9 SPE
Whitehall Public Library Nonfiction Collection NF 028 Sp32
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction Collection
Call Number  NF 028 Sp32
Unavailable (2)
Location Collection Status
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Non Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Non Fiction
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Fiction

A librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and breakup notes to the books in her life.

If you love to read, and presumably you do since you've picked up this book (!), you know that some books affect you so profoundly they forever change the way you think about the world. Some books, on the other hand, disappoint you so much you want to throw them against the wall. Either way, it's clear that a book can be your new soul mate or the bad relationship you need to end.

In Dear Fahrenheit 451 , librarian Annie Spence has crafted love letters and breakup notes to the iconic and eclectic books she has encountered over the years. From breaking up with The Giving Tree (a dysfunctional relationship book if ever there was one), to her love letter to The Time Traveler's Wife (a novel less about time travel and more about the life of a marriage, with all of its ups and downs), Spence will make you think of old favorites in a new way. Filled with suggested reading lists, Spence's take on classic and contemporary books is very much like the best of literature--sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes surprisingly poignant, and filled with universal truths.

A celebration of reading, Dear Fahrenheit 451 is for anyone who loves nothing more than curling up with a good book...and another, and another, and another!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Public librarian Spence has something to say to many of the countless books she's known, from categories good, bad, and other. A consummate reader, Spence also considers being a kid, mom, wife, and librarian in this collection of letters to titles ranging from Nikki Giovanni's Love Poems to the weedable Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis or the more conceptual Book That Jeffrey Eugenides May Have Owned and Written Personal Notes In. Her letter to Roget's Thesaurus is a delight. Library lovers will dig the apropos subject headings she gives each letter; fellow bibliophiles will swoon at her well-articulated feelings about her favorites; all will find the breakup notes oddly cathartic (I'm putting you in a Little Free Library) and appreciate her book's final, readers'-advisory-informed section of superb reading lists of all sorts. Readers need not share Spence's likes and dislikes, or even have a familiarity with the books she addresses, to appreciate this clever, heartfelt, and often-funny exercise, and they will hope that Spence has more in store. Someday, somewhere, a book addressed in a loving letter might be one of hers: Dear Dear Fahrenheit 451, thanks for the lovely reminder of the ways we find ourselves in books.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Spence, Annie -- Books and reading.
Books and reading -- United States.
Librarians -- Books and reading.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description x, 244 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 9781250106490
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