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Sue Halpern

Författare till Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

7+ verk 1,206 medlemmar 76 recensioner 2 favoritmärkta

Om författaren

Sue Halpern is the author of "Migrations to Solitude". Her work has appeared in "Granta", "The New York Review of Books", "The New York Times", "Audubon", "Mother Jones", "Rolling Stone", & "Orion", among other publications. She lives in a small town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. (Bowker visa mer Author Biography) visa färre

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The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 628 exemplar
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Födelsedag
1955-02-12
Kön
female
Land (för karta)
USA
Bostadsorter
Vermont, USA
Utbildning
Oxford University
Yrken
professor
editor
Relationer
McKibben, Bill (husband)
Organisationer
Columbia University
Priser och utmärkelser
Rhoades Scholar
Guggenheim Fellow

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Cute book about a small town library and the people who frequent it. Some "lost" people find one another and get themselves on a better road to a happy life just by spending time together at the library.

 
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hmonkeyreads | 41 andra recensioner | Jan 25, 2024 |
audio fiction (10hrs15min, full cast audio - 3 narrators) - multiple characters and stories converge in a small New England town library: Kit, a woman trying to forget her ex-husband (who had turned out, somehow, to be a criminal?) accepts a job as a librarian on the other side of the country; Sunny, a 15 y.o. homeschooled/no-schooled teen serving court-mandated community service after attempting to steal a dictionary from a bookstore; and Rusty, an unmarried, unemployed man who is not looking for work, but for answers.

This is a slowly-developing story rather than a tear-through-it read, but the characters are interesting and daylight hours are long. The ending was awfully convenient and neat, but overall a pleasant diversion about finding a place to belong. (And as a librarian I enjoyed Sunny's observations of the library setting.)
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reader1009 | 41 andra recensioner | Jul 8, 2023 |
This book was not at all what I expected. I thought it would be some lite book that took place in a library.
This is a story about: loss, longing, and loneliness and how a group of people deal with it.
The is the main character Kit, who has been through so much.
Rusty who has lost everything that made him who he thought he was.
A group of retired men- The Four- who meet at the library every day and shoot the breeze for hours.
And it is about 15 year old Sunny who is performing community service at the library as punishment for trying to steal a dictionary from Barnes & Noble.
Each character in this book is complex and fascinating.
This is a fantastic book!
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zmagic69 | 41 andra recensioner | Mar 31, 2023 |

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Verk
7
Även av
2
Medlemmar
1,206
Popularitet
#21,294
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
76
ISBN
54
Språk
2
Favoritmärkt
2

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