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Posted on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 : 2:43 p.m.

Bestselling author (and U-M grad) Susan Orlean at work on a new book

By Jenn McKee


Susan Orlean, speaking at the Michigan Theater in October 2011.

Angela J. Cesere | file photo

University of Michigan alumna, New Yorker magazine feature writer and bestselling author Susan Orlean - who, in October 2011, returned to Ann Arbor to speak and promote her book "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend" - is starting work on a book about the Los Angeles Public Library, according to The Huffington Post.

The starting point for the book is a 1986 fire, which eventually led to the central library's expansion.

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.