The Passing of Michael Crichton and Studs Terkel Noted

November 5, 2008 // Filed under Uncategorized

Bestselling author Michael Crichton died yesterday at the age of 66 after a long illness. Famous for such clever fictional works as Jurassic Park, Congo, and The Andromeda Strain, Crichton had a talent for great storytelling which could turn implausible themes into vibrant, frightening reality. Bernardsville Public Library has set up a display of Michael Crichton books alongside those of Tony Hillerman, also recently deceased. You’ll find this display just inside the lobby on the right.
To remember Studs Terkel, who died October 31st at the age of 96, we have included several of his works in this same display. A man of many talents – interviewer, tv and radio personality, chronicler of 20th century life, and Chicago’s number one fan – Studs Terkel carved a special niche for himself in American culture. He requested that his epitaph read, “Curiosity did not kill this cat.”

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