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Stump the Librarian: A Writer's Book of Legs by [Alan L. Samry]

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Alan Samry's kaleidoscopic book, Stump the Librarian is at once a glorious compendium of quick biographies of one-legged individuals, a moving memoir, a fascinating history of amputations and prostheses, and a medical investigation of the congenital anomaly that left the author with a disability at birth.  Samry, a librarian in Fairhope, Alabama, takes joy in the quest for answers and pursues information with the sublime sense of mission that the best librarians possess.  With clarity, candor, and a down-to-earth directness, he takes us with him:  fascinated, outraged, horrified, thrilled, and ever curious about a world populated--and profoundly changed--by those who not only get by on a single leg but stand far more firmly than many people with two. Samry weaves poignant personal recollection through his tapestry of information, making Stump the Librarian a must read. 

--Molly Peacock, author of 
The Analyst and The Paper Garden

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Alan Samry's Stump the Librarian is a deeply felt,extensively researched, and emotionally engaging work. The seemingly ordinarystory of a librarian with a prosthetic leg becomes, in Samry's honest andeloquent telling, a remarkable journey through memoir, history, and literature.Journey along with this learned, soul-searching author.
--Roy Hoffman, Author of
Alabama Afternoons, an essay collection,and Come Landfall, a novel

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07J1QCDQB
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Intellect Publishing, LLC (October 2, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 2, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 18125 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 233 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Alan Samry has been a dishwasher, a landscaper, a liquor store manager, a wine salesman, and an award-winning reporter. He is a writer and part-time librarian at Coastal Alabama Community College. When the weather’s nice, Alan enjoys riding his bike to work. If he’s not working, you can find him at his local coffee shop, bookstore, or brewery.

Alan is a congenital below-knee amputee and a native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

He and his wife, Susan, moved to Fairhope, Alabama in 2005. They enjoy riding bikes with the Slow bicycle Society on the Eastern Shore.

Alan earned an AA from Cape Cod Community College, a BA from the University of South Alabama, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. In 2017, he earned an MLIS from the University of Alabama.

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