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Seeking direction--and dental insurance--Steinberg takes a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison. Over time, Steinberg is drawn into the ...Show synopsisSeeking direction--and dental insurance--Steinberg takes a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison. 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.Hide synopsis
Description:New. 0385529090 Unsold bookstore overstock has slight shelf...New. 0385529090 Unsold bookstore overstock has slight shelf wear. That's why it's discounted. Book is new, unread. has small remainder dot on top.
Description:New. Hard to find 1st edition-Hardback with dust jacket in New...New. Hard to find 1st edition-Hardback with dust jacket in New condition. Pages clean not torn. A very nice book that we will wrap individually and ship with sturdy cardboard liner for excellent protection. Why settle for less? Tight binding. No writing, not ex-library book. We ship fast and always well packed. Thank you.
Binding: First edition, Hardcover, New in dust jacket,
Publisher: Nan A. Talese,
Description:New. Was $26.00. Terrific. I'm not sure if Avi is a sort of ...New. Was $26.00. Terrific. I'm not sure if Avi is a sort of "Brooks" as in SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION or just a guy looking for a job-regardless, what he seems to have found is a very memorable experience. It's probably not too surprising to anyone, but we have a number of good and faithful patrons who happen to be behind bars. I hope guys like Avi can help them out. "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&emdash; and dental insurance&emdash; 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 &emdash; a drama he recounts with heartbreak and humor. But when the struggles of the prison library &emdash; between life and death, love and loyalty &emdash; become personal, Steinberg is forced to take sides."
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