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The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
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Nov 16, 2009

really liked it

I wonder at the reviewers who gave this book minimum stars and negative reviews...Did we read the same book? Only Michael Chabon, a writer of enormous spirit and heart, could have created a character such as Lansman and a place such as Sitka reinvented as a Jewish settlement. This alternative reality is so rooted in possibility that the pages fly by, with the danger of laugh out loud situations. (Be warned: it's dangerous to read this book in public.) It's fun, it's informative, and was well worth the wait
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June 1, 2007 – Finished Reading
November 16, 2009 – Shelved

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Jwinter I LOVED this book. Really fun read and I esp liked the observations about children and family. He's so good!

Kasa Cotugno I went to Chabon's reading at the late, lamented 4th Street Cody's when the book was new, and he said he'd visited Stitka to perform research. Walking around, he said he felt "slightly malevolent" while noting what wouldn't exist if his alternative world existed. You're tight. He's a treasure. As is his wife.

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