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Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation

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Adults

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Adult Programs

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Come join us via Zoom as we welcome author Robert Fieseler as he discusses his book Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation, the story of the 1973 arson fire at the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans -  the largest mass murder of queer people in American history prior to the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.

It won the 2019 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime as well as Lambda Literary's Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. ALA named it a Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction.

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