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The Book of Aron
Author: Jim Shepard

ISBN: 9781848667396
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 12 May 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.7 x 2.4
The Warsaw ghetto seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, in a heartbreaking novel commemorating the famous Doctor Korczak, saver of children. Warsaw, Poland, 1939.

My mother and father named me Aron, but my father said they should have named me What Have You Done or What Were You Thinking.

Aron is a nine-year-old Polish Jew, and a troublemaker. As the walls go up around the ghetto in Warsaw, as the lice and typhus rage, food is stolen and even Jewish police betray their people, Aron smuggles from the other side to survive.

In a place where no one thinks of anyone but himself, the only exception is Doctor Korczak; trying to keep a hundred and fifty orphans from starving.

They call the Doctor a hero. Aron is not a hero. He is not special or selfless or spirited. He is ordinary.

He is willing to do what the Doctor will not.

About the Author

Jim Shepard is the National Book Award-finalist and highly acclaimed author of six novels and four collections of stories, including Nosferatu and Like You'd Un...

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