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Running the books

Avi Steinberg

Running the books

the adventures of an accidental prison librarian

by Avi Steinberg

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Published by Nan A. Talese in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prison librarians,
  • Biography

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    From the Publisher: Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lofty expectations of his Orthodox Jewish upbringing. And his romantic existence as a freelance obituary writer just isn"t cutting it. Seeking direction-and dental insurance-Steinberg takes a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison. The prison library counter, his new post, attracts con men, minor prophets, ghosts, and an assortment of quirky regulars searching for the perfect book and a connection to the outside world. There"s an anxious pimp who solicits Steinberg"s help in writing a memoir. A passionate gangster who dreams of hosting a cooking show titled Thug Sizzle. A disgruntled officer who instigates a major feud over a Post-it note. A doomed ex-stripper who asks Steinberg to orchestrate a reunion with her estranged son, himself an inmate. Over time, Steinberg is drawn into the accidental community of outcasts that has formed among his bookshelves-a drama he recounts with heartbreak and humor. But when the struggles of the prison library-between life and death, love and loyalty-become personal, Steinberg is forced to take sides. Running the Books is a trenchant exploration of prison culture and an entertaining tale of one young man"s earnest attempt to find his place in the world while trying not to get fired in the process.

    Edition Notes

    StatementAvi Steinberg
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ720.S827 A3 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination399 p. ;
    Number of Pages399
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24815468M
    ISBN 100385529090
    ISBN 109780385529099
    LC Control Number2010004829
    OCLC/WorldCa505417106

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