Summary of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig by C B. Publishers Ebook

New beliefs arise in reaction to the failure to find the hoped-for books. Some decide to “write” books themselves, composing them by chance combinations of letters. One, humans cannot make that much of a dent in the infinite Library.

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The way libraries have had to change and adapt in light of our electronic obsession, in order to stay viable in our communities. Since Orlean jumps between all these topics so often, it makes the whole narrative hard to follow, and creates a lack of focus in general. While I appreciate library history and all the other details Orlean explored, I wanted to learn more about the fire itself. It was hard The Invisibility Cloak From Harry Potter By J K Rowling Summary to mush all the different chapters I had read about the fire into one coherent story, since all the chapters are broken up and separated. I feel like this book should be marketed less as one about the fire, and one more about libraries in general. I think that would have helped me ‘tame’ my expectations regarding the focus of the book.

While this usually keeps a book moving and helps me maintain focus, I found it hard to remember the details of the previous section on that same topic when I returned to a chapter on that same topic.

The life and times and near-death experience of the Los Angeles Public Library was a story that felt urgent to tell, and gave me a chance to pay tribute to these marvelous places that have been such an essential part of my life. There’s so much more to be found in the pages of this wonderful book. Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy as well as that of Bill and Melinda Gates is also touched upon. The changes that libraries have undergone over the years, the introduction of technology, and the initiatives to keep them a vital part of our communities also kept me glued to the page.

The future of libraries is seen as partnering with the internet, not competing with it. To this day the cause of the fire is an unsolved mystery, although several theories are presented. There was a suspect, Harry Peak, an affable and charming pathological liar, but there was not enough evidence to charge him. We, Goodreads readers, are all connected by this true and purest form of love for books and their beloved sanctuary, the Library. Thanks to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster for the preview copy of this fascinating bit of history. But then in our own time, during WW2, the Holocaust attempted to wipe out an entire people, including the books.

I think it would have rounded out some of the rougher edges of the book and lifted up some of the more depressing parts as well. As I was reading this, I kept thinking about Anxious People, which I read not too long ago, and how that book did such a good job of being uplifting and sweet without becoming too cloying, mostly because of its use of humor. Nora ends up letting go of that life and returning to the Midnight Library as it is falling apart. Mrs. Elm explains that her desire to live out her original life is causing the destruction. Mrs. Elm tells Nora how to exit, by finding the book representing her original life, and the Midnight Library dissolves. When Nora is back in her original, she stumbles outside for help (post-overdoing) and soon wakes in a hospital.

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She is the author of seven books, including Rin Tin Tin, Saturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award–winning film Adaptation. She lives with her family and her animals in upstate New York and may be reached at and Overall, there is a clear sense of a narrative considering the past, present, and future not only of one particular library, but of libraries in general. Susan Orlean has been a staff writer atThe New Yorkersince 1992.

The architecture would rival the central libraries in New York and Chicago and would provide Angelenos space enough to house a book collection now numbering in the hundred thousands. Andrew Carnegie had cemented Los Angeles as an intellectual hub of the west. It was also disconcerting that the fire barely made a blip in the press. Granted, there were other major news stories going on at the time. But, now for the first time, thanks to the amazing work this author did, we can see how the fire effected the city, the patrons, and the librarians.

As tragic as the library fire was, it created an incentive for the library to build a larger, newer building and a much-needed additional wing. The funds that were raised during the “Save the Books” campaign helped recover some lost texts, but it didn’t cover the costs of creating additional space. Those books that didn’t burn had severe water damage and had to be frozen within 48 hours to prevent the growth of mold spores. Citizens of Los Angeles didn’t disappoint—hundreds of people showed up, prepared to help transport damaged books out of the library and into freezers at local fisheries. A “Save the Books” campaign was also organized, which included a telethon.

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