In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librariansby Michael Cart
Libraries, with their miles and miles of books, are, for writers and readers alike, the magical portal to new worlds -- the source of terrors, delights, and pleasures aplenty. In In the Stacks, noted author and librarian Michael Cart has gathered nineteen enthralling stories about libraries and librarians. They range from a classic by Isaac Babel ("The Public Library") to Jorge Luis Borges's brilliant tale of a library stretching to infinity ("The Library of Babel"), and from Lorrie Moore's contemporary masterpiece "Community Life" to Francine Prose's "Rubber Life." Saki, Ray Bradbury, Alice Munro and John Cheever -- among others -- are also represented in this collection that readers, booksellers, and librarians would agree is long overdue.
"Anyone who loves books will enjoy reading this unusual collection of stories about libraries and librarians." (San Antonio Express-News)
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Meet the Author
Michael Cart was for many years the director of the Beverly Hills Public Library. He was the children's book editor for Parents magazine and has authored books for adults and young adults, including Tomorrowland: Ten Stories about the Future and Love and Sex: Ten Stories About the Truth. He is currently a columnist for Booklist.
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