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Librarian's Choice — October

Night: A Literary Companion
Edited by Merilyn Simonds

May We RecommendAs our days grow shorter and Halloween looms around the corner, immerse yourself in the mystery, terror and unsurpassed beauty of darkness with this captivating collection of short stories. Featuring an international ensemble of talented writers, this glittering anthology explores the many facets of night, with essays on flora, fauna, mythology, evolution, technology and travel, as well as the insights and anxieties of the human mind in moments—and sometimes months—of lightlessness. In particular, don’t miss Annie Dillard’s stunning, classic essay, “Total Eclipse,” which will plunge you into an otherworldly darkness that, for all its strangeness, will seem strikingly familiar to those lucky enough to have been in the path of totality in August.

Reviewed by Rachael Hyde, Adult Services Librarian

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