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Dear Fahrenheit 451

by Spence, Annie,

Format: Book on CD 2017
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks (CD) Z1003.2.S64 2017cx
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
Call Number  (CD) Z1003.2.S64 2017cx
CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection (CD) Z1003.2.S64 2017cx
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
Call Number  (CD) Z1003.2.S64 2017cx
Monroeville Public Library Audio CD 028.9 Spence Unabridged
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Audio
Call Number  CD 028.9 Spence Unabridged
Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD 028.9 SPE 2017
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  AV - Audiobooks
Call Number  CD 028.9 SPE 2017
Librarians spend their lives weeding-not weeds, but books-books that have reached the end of their shelf life both literally and figuratively. They remove books that patrons no longer check out, and they put back books they treasure. Annie Spence, who has a decade of experience as a Midwestern librarian, does this not only at her Michigan library but also at home, for her neighbors, at cocktail parties-everywhere. In Dear Fahrenheit 451, she addresses those books directly. We read her love letters to The Goldfinch and Matilda as well as her snarky break-ups with Fifty Shades of Grey and Dear John. Her notes to The Virgin Suicides and The Time Traveler's Wife feel like classics that are sure to strike a powerful chord. Through the lens of the books in her life, Annie comments on feminism, culture, health, poverty, childhood aspirations, and more. Hilarious, compassionate, and wise, Dear Fahrenheit 451 is the consummate book-lover's birthday present, stocking stuffer, holiday gift, and a ll-purpose humor book.
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.
Authors -- Books and reading -- United States.
Publisher Holland, Ohio :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Dear Fahrenheit 451 :
Contributors Spicer, Stephanie, narrator.
Dreamscape Media, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Stephanie Spicer.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 5 audio discs (5 hr., 37 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781520087566
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