Tag Archives: Ellen Klages

Library books

The Library Card (Jerry Spinelli, 1997), The Uncommon Reader (Alan Bennett, 2007) and In the House of the Seven Librarians (Ellen Klages, 2012) These three novellas underscore not just the power of books to change lives, but the role that libraries (and … Continue reading

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Library dreams

Are you the type of reader who envies librarians their workdays spent in the stacks, surrounded by the smell of printer’s ink on yellowed paper? Do you dream of being locked in a library? Do you weep with poor Henry Bemis when … Continue reading

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“The destroyer of worlds”

The Green Glass Sea (2006), Ellen Klages, 318 pp. It’s fairly well known that, after Trinity, the first test of the atomic bomb, RJ Oppenheimer quoted the Bhagavad Vita: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” Pretty cerebral stuff, eh? … Continue reading

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