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Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian

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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 synopsis

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  • Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian (Anchor Books) – Trade paperback (2011)
    by Avi Steinberg

    Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian

    Trade paperback, Anchor Books
    2011
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    416 pages

    ISBN: 0767931319
    ISBN-13: 9780767931311

    Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to attend Harvard, he has nothing but a senior thesis on Bugs Bunny to show for himself. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, Steinberg remains stuck at a crossroads, his "romantic" existence as a freelance obituary writer no longer cutting it. Seeking direction (and dental insurance) Steinberg takes a job running the library counter at a Boston prison. He is quickly drawn into the community of outcasts that forms among his bookshelves--an assortment ... Show more

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