Deep in the bowels of a New York Public Library lies a dragon: the monstrous coal furnace that Sharon’s father, the live-in custodian, must feed every night.

A moving examination of family secrets, forgiveness, and the power of language, Feeding the Dragon explores Sharon’s life growing up in the library and the fire she never allowed to fade.

...A world of remembered magic for the little girl who grew up in the library...
— The New York Times
I would always be downstairs, creating these worlds for myself.
— Sharon Washington