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The Book of Aron - A novel-logo

The Book of Aron - A novel

Jim Shepard

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Goldstrom

Length:

5h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:26