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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: Large Print 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Large Print 028.9 SP3 LP
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Large Print
Call Number  028.9 SP3 LP

Librarian Annie Spence has crafted a collection of love letters and breakup notes to the iconic and eclectic books she's 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 (less about time travel and more about marriage) Spence's take on books is like the best of literature ― sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes surprisingly poignant, and filled with universal truths.

Books: the letters
Special subjects: Library employees ; Assistance to readers.

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
Series Thorndike Press large print peer picks.
Subjects Spence, Annie -- Books and reading.
Books and reading -- United States.
Librarians -- Books and reading.
Books and reading -- Humor.
Discarding of books, periodicals, etc. -- Humor.
Large type books.
Publisher Waterville, Maine :2018
Edition Large print edition.
Other Titles Dear Fahrenheit four hundred fifty-one
Language English
Description 321 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781432848392
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