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The Library Book - Chapters 1 through 3 Summary & Analysis

Susan Orlean
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Summary

Chapter 1. Book titles at the beginning of this chapter: Stories to Begin On, Begin Now – To Enjoy Tomorrow, A Good Place to Begin, and To Begin at the Beginning

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Narration begins with a description of the appearance and lies of blond and handsome Harry Peak, who was arrested in 1987 “for setting the Los Angeles Central Library on fire … the single biggest library fire in the history of the United States” (2).

Narration then sums up the history and daily routine of the library, including a reference to when it first opened in 1859. Narration also includes descriptions of some of the people waiting to get in on a particular day; lists some of the people and jobs working there on that same day; and then lists the wide range of objectives people have when they rush in after the library’s doors officially open – find...

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