Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.
The late astronomer Carl Sagan once wrote, “We are the only species on the planet — so far as we know — to have invented a communal memory stored neither in our genes nor in our brains. The warehouse of this memory is called the library.”
An NPR series is taking a look at public libraries and their place in American life.
Arts critic Bob Mondello asked if he could broaden that mandate a little, to look at the library’s place in America’s fictional worlds.