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Books featuring librarians - all genres.

Annotations are from Advance, the Ingram Book Magazine, unless noted.
  • The Grand Complication
    Author: Kurzweil, Allen
    Publisher: Hyperion $ 24.95 ISBN: 0786866039 Date: 2001
    starKirkus starPW starBooklist
    The anticipated new novel from the author of A Case of Curiosities, Kurzweil returns with another work narrated by Alexander Short, a reference librarian who takes on an unusual research assignment when he feels his passions--both professional and personal--waning.
    Suggested Reading: All Stars
    Updated 8/1/01
  • Eyes of the Calculor
    Author: McMullen, Sean
    Publisher: Tor $ 27.95 ISBN: 0312877366 Date: 2001
    starBooklist
    Two thousand years in the future, the Dragon Librarians of Australica have just one means to hold their world together: kidnap every numerate person on their continent and rebuild their out-of-date, human-powered computer--the Calculor.
  • The Time Traveler's Wife
    Author: Niffenegger, Audrey
    Publisher: MacAdam/Cage $ 25 ISBN: 193156146x Date: 2003
    starPW starLJ
    The love story of Henry and Claire whose lives are punctuated by Henry's disappearance to different points in time--sometimes even back to visit Claire as a young woman. When Henry meets Claire, he is twenty-eight, and she is twenty. He's a hip, handsome librarian; she is an art student with Botticelli hair. Henry has never met Claire before; Claire has known Henry since she was six...
    Suggested Reading Liss: Time Travel Stars
    Updated 8.14.03
  • The Rover
    Author: Odom, Mel
    Publisher: Tor $ 25.95 ISBN: 0312878826 Date: 2001
    starBooklist
    The Rover is the tale of a halfling whose life as a third-level assistant librarian is disrupted when he is shanghaied and sold into slavery in a far off land. From then on it's one adventure after another as he manages to save the day in a magically dangerous world.

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