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A Goodbye Summer: Bradbury, Ephron and Sendak

Maurice Sendak, Nora Ephron and Ray Bradbury leave behind books and movies that will be enjoyed for generations.

This summer we said goodbye to three authors who will be missed by many of us. The works they gave us will continue to entertain for generations.

Beloved children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak is most famous for Where the Wild Things Are. His other titles include In the Night Kitchen, Really Rosie, and Hector Protector.  He illustrated many other books, including the classic Little Bear series of beginning readers by Else H. Minarik.

Click here to read Sendak's obituary in The New York Times.

Screenwriter and essayist Nora Ephron died this summer,too, leaving the world a little less humorous. Her romantic comedies, You’ve Got Mail, When Harry  Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle have lightened many a heart. Her essays compiled in books that give a lighthearted approach to aging, are laugh-out-loud funny. Try I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing.

Click here to read Nora Ephron's obituary in The New York Times.

Ray Bradbury brought science fiction into the mainstream. He was a prolific writer who built a solid reputation by age 30, with a writing career that spanned 60 years. Dorchester County Library’s catalog has 196 results when searching under Author: Bradbury, Ray. His books, including Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion  Wine, and many others, are available as books, graphic novels, poetry and in audio format.

Click here to read Ray Bradbury's obituary in The New York Times.

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Lindsay Street July 20, 2012 at 09:33 PM
I always loved In the Night Kitchen and Where the Wild Things Are. I saw a special with Sendak last year and I loved listening to him. I'll admit: I haven't read Ray Bradbury yet. But, I have ordered his book and it's waiting for me once I finish this epic I'm reading!
Debbie Philips July 27, 2012 at 09:18 PM
I read Bradbury years ago with great enjoyment. The Martian Chronicles made it into film as well. However, books are almost always better.

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