Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian

Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian

Avi Steinberg


Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to wait Harvard, he has not anything yet a senior thesis on insects Bunny to teach for himself. whereas his buddies and classmates improve on the planet, Steinberg is still caught at a crossroads, his “romantic” lifestyles as a contract obituary author not slicing it.
 
Seeking path (and dental assurance) Steinberg takes a task operating the library counter at a Boston felony. he's speedy drawn into the group of outcasts that varieties between his bookshelves—an collection of quirky regulars, together with con males, pimps, minor prophets, even ghosts—all trying to find the fitting publication and a connection to the surface global. Steinberg recounts their day-by-day dramas with heartbreak and humor during this distinct memoir—a piercing exploration of criminal tradition and an pleasing story of 1 younger man’s earnest try to locate his position within the world.

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