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Susan Orlean in Conversation
Susan Orlean is a consummate storyteller. From The Orchid Thief, her spellbinding examination of the esot
Susan Orlean is a consummate storyteller. From The Orchid Thief, her spellbinding examination of the esoteric world of flower selling in Florida, to Rin Tin Tin, a powerful account of the iconic Hollywood canine, Orlean has a knack for finding the most unusual characters. Her latest project has a beloved institution as its protagonist: the Los Angeles Public Library. The Library Book is a riveting investigation of the mysterious 1986 fire that nearly consumed the building and an impassioned reflection on the future of libraries in America. Madeleine Brand, host of KCRW’s Press Play, joins her for a conversation.
Presented in partnership with: Friends of the Claremont Library and supported in part by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund