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One of the best parts about writing Cascade was doing all the research, especially the New York City research. Here’s the NYPL 90 years ago.

The library recently ended an exhibit celebrating 100 years of existence. The show was full of fascinating treasure: Jack Kerouac’s notebook, his pipe, Virginia Woolf’s 1941 diary, her walking stick, my May 19 birthday buddy Malcolm X’s battered suitcase, and the notebook he kept full of notes for self-improvement. I went on a rainy day and stayed, mesmerized, for hours.

The New York Public Library

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