March 13th, 2009

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Book: The Yiddish Policemen's Union

Author: Michael Chabon

Details: (c) 2007 Michael Chabon; Pub 2007 HarperCollins; ISBN 0-00-714982-4

Verdict: The Yiddish Policemen's Union is highly original and a great read.

Reasons for reading it: Lots of people were talking it up when it came out. While I don't always make a beeline for books with a Jewish theme, the premise of this one appealed, and lethargic_man's review (yes, over a year ago, I have a good memory for that sort of thing) piqued my interest.

How it came into my hands: I saw a copy on the new books display shelf in the synagogue library, so I grabbed it, as I'd been intending for ages to read it. I don't make use of the shul library very much, partly because its opening hours are inconvenient and partly because three quarters of its stock is Holocaust memoirs and I have a very limited tolerance for those.

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