The Librarianist: A Novel
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HarperCollins, 2023.
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9780063085145
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Patrick Dewitt., & Patrick Dewitt|AUTHOR. (2023). The Librarianist: A Novel . HarperCollins.

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Patrick Dewitt and Patrick Dewitt|AUTHOR. 2023. The Librarianist: A Novel. HarperCollins.

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Patrick Dewitt and Patrick Dewitt|AUTHOR. The Librarianist: A Novel HarperCollins, 2023.

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Patrick Dewitt, and Patrick Dewitt|AUTHOR. The Librarianist: A Novel HarperCollins, 2023.

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Authordewitt patrick
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	Bob Comet is a retired librarian passing his solitary days surrounded by books and small comforts in a mint-colored house in Portland, Oregon. One morning on his daily walk he encounters a confused elderly woman lost in a market and returns her to the senior center that is her home. Hoping to fill the void he's known since retiring, he begins volunteering at the center. Here, as a community of strange peers gathers around Bob, and following a happenstance brush with a painful complication from his past, the events of his life and the details of his character are revealed.
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