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The Book of Aron
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date May 12, 2015
Pages 259
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781101874318
ISBN-10 1101874317
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $23.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The acclaimed National Book Award finalist—“one of the United States’ finest writers,” according to Joshua Ferris, “full of wit, humanity, and fearless curiosity”—now gives us a novel that will join the short list of classics about children caught up in the Holocaust.

Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar and unhappy young boy whose family is driven by the German onslaught from the Polish countryside into Warsaw and slowly battered by deprivation, disease, and persecution. He and a handful of boys and girls risk their lives by scuttling around the ghetto to smuggle and trade contraband through the quarantine walls in hopes of keeping their fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters alive, hunted all the while by blackmailers and by Jewish, Polish, and German police, not to mention the Gestapo.

When his family is finally stripped away from him, Aron is rescued by Janusz Korczak, a doctor renowned throughout prewar Europe as an advocate of children’s rights who, once the Nazis swept in, was put in charge of the Warsaw orphanage. Treblinka awaits them all, but does Aron manage to escape—as his mentor suspected he could—to spread word about the atrocities? 
Jim Shepard has masterfully made this child’s-eye view of the darkest history mesmerizing, sometimes comic despite all odds, truly heartbreaking, and even inspiring. Anyone who hears Aron’s voice will remember it forever.

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Hardcover
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (May 12, 2015)
9781101874318 | details & prices | 259 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $23.95
About: The acclaimed National Book Award finalist—“one of the United States’ finest writers,” according to Joshua Ferris, “full of wit, humanity, and fearless curiosity”—now gives us a novel that will join the short list of classics about children caught up in the Holocaust.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780380757954 Book cover for 9781101872741 Book cover for 9781101875483
 
from Vintage Books (May 3, 2016)
9781101872741 | details & prices | 259 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Small and sullen, Aron is eight years old when his family moves from a rural Polish village to hectic Warsaw.
from Random House (May 5, 2015)
9781101875483 | details & prices | List price $20.00
With Barbara Hambly | from Avon Books (October 1, 1989); titled "Beauty and the Beast"
9780380757954 | details & prices | List price $3.95
This edition also contains Beauty and the Beast
About: Kidnapped and injured, a young woman awakens in a hidden world.

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