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Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian

Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian - Avi Steinberg wow, stunning. aside from a food encyclopedia, the first five-star book in the last fifty books read. (and the food encyclopedia gets its for thoroughness and length rather than absolute quality determination of prose). Avi Steinberg, a Harvard grad who decides to run a prison library in Boston, creates a daring, strong work that runs the gamut of human experience and emotion. counterplaying his nerdy bookish / jewish academic self against the frailty of human life in hard settings, the result is a striking and gripping work. highly recommended. 5/5