Chicago Review

9781641605311

STARRED REVIEW

Overdue

Former librarian Amanda Oliver quickly learned that her job was as much about performing the work of a social worker—without any training—as it was about books.

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Review of ‘Overdue’

Our memories of the library, like many other aspects of American life, are often sharply contoured by class. If you’re economically privileged, you may see libraries as places to stock up on the most up-to-date books or as public spaces for cultural events. If you’re economically disadvantaged or homeless, however, the public…

Interview with Amanda Oliver

The debut author draws on her experience in the Washington, D.C., public library system to explore how libraries became Band-Aids for American inequality.

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