Cape Fear Library

Every time I read an ad for a librarian job in a prison library, I think about Robert DeNiro’s character in Cape Fear or Hannibal Lecter in the Silence of the Lambs. Would I really want to form a reading group with those guys?

There is a new memoir style book by an actual prison librarian. Notice I said memoir style – ever since Oprah lambasted James Frey, I am loathe to refer to anything as a memoir.

Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Librarian by Avi Steinberg sounds like a really interesting read. I will be adding it to my Seattle Public Library hold list post haste. For a taste, listen to this piece on NPR.


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