Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library to Open in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP).- Three years after his death, pieces of Kurt Vonnegut’s life are coming together in his hometown, where a new library will chronicle the “Slaughterhouse Five” author’s harrowing World War II experiences and his works that struck a chord with the Vietnam generation. The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library scheduled to open this fall in downtown Indianapolis will be part library and part museum, with a collection including first editions of his books, a replica of his writing studio, his Purple Heart and rejection letters that preceded his success. The 1,100-square-foot space will also house an art gallery featuring his distinctive line drawings and a gift shop that will help generate income for the nonprofit library, said Julia Whitehead, the museum’s executive director