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Florida Librarians Invent Fake Patron to Save Books from Being Dumped

Florida Librarians Invent Fake Patron to Save Books from Being Dumped

Chuck Finley isn’t who you think he is.

The real Chuck Finely is a retired Mlb pitcher (left-handed), who was active from 1986-2002, primarily as a “dependable” — according to Wikipedia — thrower for the Angels.

But there’s another Chuck Finley, in Sorrento, Florida. This one is an insatiable reader, checking out 2,361 books at the East Lake County Library over a nine-month period. He’s also totally made up.

The fictional Finley’s reading list — consisting of titles ranging from John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row to Ann Fullick’s Why Do My Ears Pop? — was the concoction of George Dore,

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